Women for Kansas, the grassroots organization working to organize women in an effort to elect moderates to office throughout the state, wants to form more local chapters, and Great Bend is on their short list of desired communities. From a recent email sent to The Great Bend Tribune, “From laws affecting school funding to gun safety, "Women for Kansas" says many residents are unhappy with how the state is being run."It's easy for people to say, 'oh this would be different if we had someone else in office.' Well it's not enough to say 'someone different.' We need to offer up options as to who those 'someones' might be," said Martha Pint, co-chair of the Wichita chapter. "We want people to look at themselves. Are you a potential candidate?"Not only do they encourage women to run, they encourage everybody to become more politically active, by contacting their legislators and above all else, voting.With the next legislative session set to start in just a few months, and with a major election year right around the corner, it’s not too early to begin considering how we can all make a difference for our communities, our state, and our nation. There are a lot of things that are right about Kansas, but there’s lots of room for improvement, and it’s critical that the people most affected by the laws made by our representatives step up and make their voices heard. Over the past couple years, momentum has been building among the young professionals of our community, and many more around the state. We hope more will step up to the challenge, answer the call, and help set the course for Kansas’ future.