A group that drew more than 200 people to the steps of the Capitol last month to rally against Gov. Sam Brownback’s decisions plans to march near Koch Industry’s headquarters in north Wichita on Oct. 29, the group announced this evening.
Kansans United in Voice & Spirit, a nonpartisan organization based in Lawrence, says it represents the majority of Kansans “who personally live with the consequences of ideologues and outsiders who are well financed in a way that most Kansans are not.’
The announcement otherwise doesn’t say anything specific about Koch Industries. But the company and its founders have become a primary example of a company with powerful political influence and prolific financing of conservative candidates.
Asked by e-mail about its decision to rally at Koch, the group’s founders said people are starting to recognize the corporate influence on the federal, state and local levels “has threatened the intention and spirit of our democracy.”
“Koch Industries represent the epitome of corporate power,” they wrote. Read More