CONCORDIA — Rep. John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, has signed the Civility Pledge, a spokesman for the Concordia Year of Peace committee announced.
Kansas legislators were invited to make a commitment “to be civil in my public discourse and behavior, to be respectful of others whether or not I agree with them and to stand against incivility when I see it.”
Sister Jean Rosemarynoski, committee chairman, said Concordia Year of Peace has launched its fourth Civility Pledge drive. Last year, 312 people in Concordia and surrounding Cloud County signed on. This year the committee wanted to spread the commitment all the way to Topeka. “So we asked each of our state senators and representatives, as well as other state officials, to sign the pledge.”
Edmonds was among the 58 who made the commitment, Sr. Rosemarynoski said. “He stands with all of us who believe that as we face importnt and complex political dicisions, we need to have constructive debate that focuses on solutions rather than personal attacks. A commitment to civility allows us all to do that.”