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A more progressive Kansas

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A Kansas organization is looking to follow in Georgia's footsteps and bring a more progressive presence to the state's legislature.

Prairie Roots is a new grassroots organization in Kansas that has taken on the goal of flipping the Kansas legislature to a progressive majority by 2026. Inspired by the strategies employed by Georgia's progressive organizations, Prairie Roots hopes to get non-voters to the polls through "deep canvassing." KCUR's Brian Ellison spoke with executive director Peyton Browning on Up To Date.

Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love, Trevor Grandin and KCUR Studios and today's episode was edited by CJ Janovy.

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As a newscaster and a host of a daily news podcast, I want to deliver the most important and interesting news of the day in an engaging and easily understandable way. No matter where you live in the metro or what you’re interested in, I want you to learn something from each newscast or podcast – and maybe even give you something to talk about at the dinner table. You can email me at nomin@kcur.org and find me on Twitter @NominUJ.
Trevor Grandin is a contributing producer for KCUR Studios.
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