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  • Julia Merrill
    commented 2020-10-14 04:43:57 -0700
    Hi there,

    As COVID-19 has taken its hold on the U.S., there have been many news reports about regional nursing and school nurse shortages. Unfortunately, as many Baby Boomer nurses retire, this is a growing problem that has only been exacerbated by the pandemic.

    Can I write an article for your website on how to start a career in nursing? I’ll include information about what schooling and training is needed and how to get it, what career paths are available to nurses, how to find your first job, and more.

    My hope is that my article will encourage young people or anyone considering a change in careers to choose this very rewarding and essential field.

    Will you please let me know if you’d be interested in posting my article?

    Thank you!

    Julia Merrill –
  • Martha Gray
    commented 2020-09-08 09:07:14 -0700
    I am now living in Manhattan and would like to donate to your campaign with time and a donation
  • Annie
    followed this page 2020-07-21 08:51:38 -0700
  • Sydney Carlin
    commented 2020-07-06 14:39:32 -0700
    Nancy Stover

    Thanks for your message. It was nice to see you a few days ago.
  • Nancy Stover
    commented 2020-06-09 12:29:47 -0700
    Sydney Carlin
  • Karen Hawes
    commented 2020-06-05 18:01:25 -0700
    Please repeal the DPOC statutes.
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    commented 2020-03-20 06:52:40 -0700
    Hi Sidney,

    Today I read many of the posts to your website and feel very encouraged, even though I am not from Manhattan, Kansas, even though I worked for 43 years in a college in Manhattan, N.Y. I know that doesn’t qualify me to be one of your constituents (just kidding!).

    In Suffolk County, Long Island, Congressional District 1, we have a Congressman, Lee Zeldin (R-NY1), who is nothing like you Sidney! Even though you are in the State and he is in the House of Representatives the approach to constituents should be similar. In Jeffrey Harden’s book, Multidimensional Democracy, I read that you care for Democrats and Republicans alike. They are all people to you with real needs and concerns. As such, you try your best to respond to the improvements they need in Manhattan, and make policy changes benefitting them. I wish Lee Zeldin was like you! When – if – you visit us, the Resistance could discuss with you how constituents should get their representatives to work for them MULTIDIMENSIONALLY, and how they can be humanized to think of ALL their constituents like you do.


    Shivaji Sengupta
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    commented 2020-03-20 06:40:34 -0700
    Hi Sidney,

    Just contributed $25 to your campaign. It’s a small amount, but I retired this year and my wife and I are living on social security and a small annuity for me. Our family income has reduced by 2/3.

    I would like to connect the Suffolk County group Resistance and Me to you. Let me know if that’s possible When Coronavirus passes (if it does during my lifetime!), I would like to see you visit the Resistance group to exchange ideas and strategies.

    Please acknowledge this post.

    Shivaji Sengupta

    Medford, NY.
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    followed this page 2020-03-20 06:29:38 -0700
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    commented 2020-03-19 22:26:32 -0700
    Dear Sidney

    Sometime ago I had written you a letter asking you if you’d be interested in a Democratic Club movement in Suffolk County, Long Island in NY. You had shown some interest. I am writing to inform you that from the same area a group of women worked tirelessly in 2017 and 2018, to get women elected in all levels of government, joining the famous Women’s March held the day after Donald Teump was elected. They have brought out a book chronicling their political activities in The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Mission to Defeat Trump’s Agenda, published by Amazon They would very much like to make friends with you and count you as one of their well wishes. You are a very inspirational woman. I had read about you in the opening chapter of Multinational Democracy and written to you. I had contributed to your campaign in 2017.. Please respond.

    Shivaji Sengupta

    Medford NY
  • Karen Hummel
    followed this page 2020-02-23 06:28:09 -0800
  • Roxanne Waggoner
    commented 2019-11-06 20:19:40 -0800
    We are residents of white canyon. We live beside Tuttlecreek lake. Our only road to our home has been under water for 8 months. We do not have another way in. No police, fire, or ambulance. We have contacted our county commissioners several times but so far nothing has been done. We are senior citizens and have had to buy an atv to drive thru the woods for about a mile to get to our home. The corp of engineers do not think the water will go down all year. We pay taxes but cant get an emergency road to our home. We had to make our own road to get thru the woods. Please can we get help, winter is coming!! Thank you.
  • Na'im Al-Amin
    commented 2019-10-03 08:41:51 -0700

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  • Debbie Nuss
    commented 2019-07-05 10:35:25 -0700
    Lights for Liberty Vigil

    Friday, July 12 at 8pm

    Triangle Park in Aggieville

    Please join Manhattan residents in Triangle Park in Aggieville at 8pm on Friday, July 12 to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in detention camps across the country.

    Representatives from the local faith community and elected officials have been invited to speak.

    Please feel free to make and bring signs to express your concern, outrage, and/or disappointment with our government’s treatment of refugees – people who are simply trying to seek a better life for themselves and their families. Materials to make signs will also be available at the vigil.

    Share this information with others so we can fill Triangle Park with a sea of people.
  • Stephanie Mitchell
    commented 2019-03-31 16:22:52 -0700
    Hi Sydney! My name is Stephanie and I am on the Outreach team at ActBlue. I wanted to reach out and see if you are interested in using ActBlue as your fundraising platform for your campaign in the next cycle. Please let me know and we can hop on the phone this week and get you refamiliarized with ActBlue’s tools.
  • Rebecca Fugate
    commented 2019-03-02 11:59:40 -0800
    By the way, the 3rd page was my appeal
  • Rebecca Fugate
    followed this page 2019-03-02 11:58:53 -0800
  • Rebecca Fugate
    commented 2019-03-02 11:53:53 -0800
    Please meet with me here in Manhattan. I desperately need your help! I have been frauded several times by Medicaid and I am desperate. I have an advocate from Pawnee Mental Health that has been in total shock as to what has been happening with my application, which I would love for the 3 of us to meet. the reason for denial, (court orders and copies of the laws about work comp Medicare set aside accounts were sent with my application). Per KanCare policy department the amount in that account is considered “countable household resource”. IT IS NOT. Following is just part of the law that I sent!

    MSA Account Requirements, Rules and Regulations

     The most important thing you need to know about your Medicare Set-aside Account is that you are not free to spend that money however you want – and you are not even free to spend it on every medical need you may have for your injury.

    I have been denied twice for this reason since August. Also, the first time when I was denied, my advocate filed my appeal, faxed copies of everything. Was 3 pages. When she called for an update was told that an appeal was never done. She told them she had confirmation of the appeal. Kancares response was, " We see 3 pages came in but are only showing what 2 of the pages are (Court Order and MSA Laws), after 30 minutes and talking to 3 people that said the same thing about 3 pages coming in but only seeing 2. Which of course my advocate offered to fax the proof which of course they said no. The final decision by Kancare was that I had to reapply. No appeal! I just recieved the denial letter again today for that same reason! I dont know if our state is just really that broke and that is why these games are being played or the state of Kansas has that many incompetent employees. I am desperate and in need of medical assistance. What bothers me the most is that I insisted on that account to take at least some of the burden off of Kansas taxpayers. And the state of Kansas is making me pay for it by making my life hell.
  • Landon Cook
    commented 2019-02-27 06:30:08 -0800
    Dear Sydney Carlin,

    My name is Landon Cook, I am an architecture student at Kansas State University. I am currently participating in a seminar called community development and planning Taught by Labarbara Wigfall. Currently we are talking about political assets within communities and was wondering if you or if you knew of someone who could come talk to our class about this topic? It would mean a lot to hear from one of our state representatives regarding this topic and how politics play a role in building communties.


    Landon Cook
  • Kim Grodberg
    commented 2018-08-27 13:37:00 -0700


    I am a 64 year old man who is totally disabled. I am, what is labeled by the state of

    Kansas, “Medically Needy,” ( a rather pejorative term if you ask me. Because of this I have been placed on a Medicaid “Spend Down.” This intentionally limits my income ($868/mo.) to $495/mo ($5,940/year).
    Every six months I must pay $2238 for medical expenses before Medicaid pays for my medical bills. For the first month of each six month period over 100% of my income goes to medications. The second month over 100% goes to medications again. The third month about 50% ($441) goes to medications and then Medicaid kicks in. I am told by the Kansas Clearinghouse that this will continue when I turn 65 and start with Medicare.

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment sets the poverty (income) guideline for a single person at $12,060 ( That means the Medically Needy are expected to live on 49% of the poverty guideline. That seems reasonable to me. After all, in Kansas $12,060 is practically rich, isn’t it?

    Seriously, how am I expected to pay my mortgage (only $167/mo.), my property taxes, my homeowners insurance, my auto insurance, my utilities, my food and clothing, upkeep on my house, and any other expenses which may occur with such an utterly cruel program demanding such a large portion of my income? How does the Kansas legislature come up with such a monstrous treatment of the poor, elderly, totally disabled, such as myself, and get away with it? I feel as though they want me to die quickly and to cease being a financial burden to the state.

    Would your news department please bring this Spend Down to the attention of your audience? More information can be found at:

    PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO HELP KANSANS LIKE ME. If federal funds are still available, take them. If some projects need be delayed, delay them. If taxes need to be raised, so be it. All Kansans’ lives matter, don’t they? This Spend Down must end.

    I await your response. Time is critically important for me as I will not be able to continue to live my very simple but meaningful life if this burden is not lifted soon.

    Thank you very much!

    Kim Grodberg

    Manhattan, Kansas
  • Carolyn Thompson
    commented 2018-07-24 08:48:28 -0700
    Riley County Democratic Party has a booth at Riley Co. Fair, no. 29. Please (if you wish) have someone bring copies of your literature to us there, so we may distribute it for you. Someone should be on duty at the booth 7/26 Thursday through the following Monday, 7/30.
  • Cornell
    commented 2018-07-06 07:58:39 -0700
  • Patrick Carleton
    commented 2018-06-27 18:43:47 -0700
    Hi Sydney,

    Knowing that we’re down to the final days before the primary, I hoped to set up a quick call to discuss our digital hypertargeting technology. In the last three years, over 85% of the 2,000+ candidates that have used our tech have won their seats.

    We are the postal service of the internet. If you provide us with a list of physical mailing addresses (voter file), instead of the home receiving a post card they would receive banner ads as they surf the internet. We invented and patented this technology, and we’re the only company in the world that can do this.

    Note that we are a technology, not an agency nor consultants. We work with hundreds of political agencies who act as resellers, many of whom whitelabel our technology.

    I would love to tell you more about our capabilities and see how we can help you win in the primary. What date and times work for you?

    Best Regards,
  • Shivaji Sengupta
    commented 2018-05-09 16:22:18 -0700
    Hi Sidney Carlin! I read about you in Jeffrey Harden’s book, Multidimensional Democracy. In fact, as you know, the book starts with your story! I am from Medford in Suffolk County, NY (Long Island) and have worked for Democratic candidates in 2016. We lost! Suffolk County needs a person like you to defeat the Republicans.

    I would love to invite you here in Suffolk County so you may share with us your political experience and wisdom — being a winning Democratic candidate in a state where 60% vote Republicans (according to Jeffrey Harden).

    Please let me know whether you’d be interested.
  • David MacFarland
    commented 2018-01-27 06:34:27 -0800
    HB2482 leaves only a 4-hour “window” when a Kansan could NOT be served an alcoholic drink! This is insane. Society needs more sobriety, not less. Whoever introduced this bill is either greedy, or drunk—or both!
  • Leo Schell
    commented 2018-01-19 13:32:15 -0800
    Sydney, Be careful of the new prison. Several states built large ones and then laws changed. E.g., In Burlington, CO, the state built a multi-million $$ one, SE of town, that sits totally empty because CO changed marijuana possession laws. Other states also overbuilt. KS???
  • John Warnica
    commented 2017-06-10 17:17:36 -0700
    I need to get information on where I can go for short term cash assistance. I am 58 years old with COPD. According to my Dr. I am considered fully disabled. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Amanda Gress
    commented 2017-03-21 08:40:39 -0700
  • Jerry Hunter
    commented 2017-01-30 17:05:35 -0800
    Could you give me a call.


  • Eileen Johnson
    followed this page 2016-10-14 06:50:53 -0700