• Endorsement: KNEA and NEA

    It's an honor to have the support of teachers from all across our district, our state, and our country. I will always be the first to raise my hand for public education in Washington.

  • EMILY's List

    I'm very excited to say that I am #OnTheList! The powerhouse of over 3 million people fighting for women's rights believe I have mounted a promising campaign and that Lynn Jenkins, who voted against equal pay for women, can be defeated

  • I've been added to MSNBC's "36 Women to Watch in 2014"!

    I am humbled but very excited to be in the company of these amazing women, including Wendy Davis running for Governor in Texas, Allison Lundergan Grimes who is opposing McConnell in Kentucky, and Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina.

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Margie Wakefield for Kansas

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Wednesday August 27, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

Two-thirds of minimum wage earners in America are women. We need to raise the minimum wage! Today, women are bearing the brunt of stagnant wages at the bottom of the pay scale. A woman working full-time and making the federal minimum wage, many of whom are single mothers, earns about $14,500 per year, below the poverty line for a family of two. Meanwhile, Lynn Jenkins' Child Tax Credit bill that passed the House on a strictly partisan vote just a month ago failed to extend tax credits for parents making under $15,000, making hard-working, minimum wage women just too poor for Lynn Jenkins to care about. It did, however, extend a credit to families making over $110,000, adding $115 billion to the federal debt that she rails against on a daily basis. Let me be clear. This isn't just a women's issue. It's an economic issue, and finding a solution is critical to the future of our economy and the success of all Americans. Raising the minimum wage will pull almost five million people out of poverty, and most of them are women. During this week, as we celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote, we must reflect on how far the fight for equality still has to go. When I go to Washington, I'll work to solve this economic problem, put an end to these troubling statistics, and make sure that the minimum wage is a livable wage for women, their children, and their families. As always, I need you to share this post, and help me get your friends and family in on the conversation we're having this week about the issues facing women in our state and our country.

Wednesday August 27, 2014

@MargieforKS

Today is the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's certification as law, but the struggle for equality continues. http://t.co/HXK9JQEn7h

Tuesday August 26, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

I support equal pay for equal work! While today marks the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's certification, the struggle for equality, unfortunately, continues. We still live in a country where women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns for the same job. The Paycheck Fairness Act would have helped address those inequities, but Lynn Jenkins just said NO to that legislation. She's refusing women this next step toward equality. She even went so far as to call equal pay "condescending" to the "ladies" she knows! As we reflect on the movement for women's suffrage this week, I can't help but think of one of its pioneers, Susan B. Anthony, who said, "I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on Earth." I believe in the pursuit of happiness, and in the pursuit of equality. I'm not quite sure who these "ladies" are that the Congresswoman is talking to, but, make no mistake, I will fight to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act in Congress! I need you to share this post with your family and friends. Let them know that there is a woman in this race who will continue the work toward equality!

Tuesday August 26, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

Margie Wakefield for Kansas updated her cover photo.

Tuesday August 26, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

Margie Wakefield for Kansas updated her cover photo.

Tuesday August 26, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

Tomorrow marks 94 years since the 19th Amendement, which gave women the right to vote in the United States, was officially certified. August 26th, 1920. I often think about the long road suffragists traveled from the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. I also think about the role Kansas played in the women's suffrage movement. We helped lead the country. We put women's suffrage on the ballot in 1867, over 50 years before women were given the right to vote in the United States. Then, when the 19th Amendment was sent to the states, Kansas was one of the first to ratify it, 8 years after we had amended our own state constitution and given women the right to vote. But, for as far as we've come over the past 94 years, I realize that we still have a long way to go in the fight for equality. This week, I want to speak with you about the issues facing women in Kansas, most of them economic, as well as what we need to do to address them. Just like the women's suffrage movement, these issues concern men and women alike. I need you to share this post with your friends, and let others know about the week-long conversation we're having about the issues facing women in our state and our country.

Monday August 25, 2014

@MargieforKS

Good luck to the students starting a new school year at KU today! In Congress, I'll work to make education more affordable for our students.

Monday August 25, 2014

@MargieforKS

#TeamWakefield is having a blast at Demofest this weekend! Be sure to visit our table and get some campaign swag! http://t.co/ztquoZfgOH

Saturday August 23, 2014

@MargieforKS

It's an honor to have the support of teachers from all across our state and our country! http://t.co/YkPHGdC16f @kneanews @NEAToday

Wednesday August 20, 2014


Your Thoughts

I've already told you what I think about a handful of issues. I want to know where you stand. Please take the surveys below and join the conversation! 

A recent poll done by the Wind Coalition and the Climate + Energy Project says that 91% of Kansas voters are strongly supportive of using renewable energy. Are you in support of using renewable energy?
If you answered other to the previous question, please explain why.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would pull 900,000 Americans out of poverty and increase the net income of 16.5 million. CBO also estimates that it could reduce employment by 500,000 jobs. I'd like everyone to take the survey below and tell me what you think. Is it better to raise incomes and pull nearly a million people out of poverty at the expense of half a million jobs that currently pay $7.25. Or is it better to keep the status quo?
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