• Rep. Jenkins is Against Equal Pay for Women

    During the 2013 State of the Union, Rep. Jenkins was seen shaking her head when the president mentioned the Paycheck Fairness Act. Rep. Jenkins has voted time and time again against women making a living equal to their efforts.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Women's Campaign Fund

    I've been endorsed by Women's Campaign Fund. They are a nonpartisan organization that is dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all.

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Getting Social

Don’t be shy, join the coversation! Margie is active on Facebook and Twitter in order to connect with everyone in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District.

@MargieforKS

It was my pleasure to speak with a great group of voters at the Blue Rapids Community Center this afternoon. http://t.co/ETOGVTo2TY

Sunday July 13, 2014

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Spent the evening speaking with an awesome crowd at Jackson Park in Atchison! http://t.co/s8m2sUSVPX

Saturday July 12, 2014

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A "before and after" look at our new campaign signage. Excellent work, team! http://t.co/VMurBnGp1b

Friday July 11, 2014

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We have a multi-talented team of interns here at Wakefield HQ! How does our new hand-painted campaign signage look? http://t.co/CtwtjD6gn0

Friday July 11, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

175,000 Kansas jobs are at risk... ...and Lynn Jenkins is once again doing nothing to solve the problem. By the end of August, the Federal Highway Trust Fund will be out of money if nothing is done. This would mean a stoppage on important highway projects in our district like the South Lawrence Trafficway and an expansion of Highway 69 around Fort Scott. For 175,000, Kansans, it would mean job losses. At a time when our national infrastructure is in critical need of repair and good-paying jobs are scarce, why would we endanger this program? Lynn Jenkins has consistently opposed funding for our nation's infrastructure. She voted against the 2010 Transportation Bill (H.R. 5850, 7/9/2010) and was one of only 52 votes against the 2012 Transportation Bill (H.R. 4348, 6/29/2012). Just last week in Fort Scott, Lynn Jenkins said that she "won't be able to tackle that until next year." There are 175,000 jobs on the line, and we need this problem fixed, not just kicked down the road! Today, a temporary fix was passed out of Jenkins' House Ways and Means Committee using a financial gimmick that allows corporations to underfund their employee pensions to raise their profits so that we can raise revenue temporarily. This is not just trickery. According to Forbes Magazine: "Pretending to raise revenue, while adding to our long-run fiscal woes and undermining the retirement security of American workers seems like the worst possible option." (http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2014/07/09/pension-smoothing-is-a-sham/) That's not good representation. That's just Lynn Jenkins falling in line with GOP leadership again and kicking the can down the road. I know that Kansans have had enough of the grid-locked, do-nothing Congress, where our Representative is more interested in supporting an obstructionist agenda than putting in substantive work. When I'm elected to Congress, I will work to invest in the Federal Highway Trust Fund, and I will always fight for Kansas jobs. I need you to share this post with your friends, and help us get others in on this conversation about passing a proper transportation bill.

Thursday July 10, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

"Dave, it isn't just about..." on her own photo.

Thursday July 10, 2014

@MargieforKS

@ksmainstream stands for common sense, responsible, and compassionate ideals, and that's exactly what I intend to stand for in Washington!

Thursday July 10, 2014

@MargieforKS

I am so proud to announce that I've been endorsed by MainPAC (@ksmainstream). I'm honored to have their support.

Thursday July 10, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

"I don't disagree that our..." on her own photo.

Wednesday July 09, 2014

Margie Wakefield for Kansas

Last week, Lynn Jenkins proposed what she calls the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act, which would help families with annual incomes between $110,000 and $150,000. In a district with a median income of around $45,000, I have to wonder who she is working for because she doesn't seem to be helping most of the working families in Kansas. Last week, we talked about the high costs of child care, but problems for low and middle income families don't end there. In general, the cost of raising a child is putting the American Dream farther and farther out of reach for working families. A recent article in USA Today suggests that the annual income needed to fulfill the essential needs of most Americans in 2014 is just more than $130,000. It's probably not as much here, but it is substantially more than most Kansans earn. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/07/04/american-dream/11122015/) 75% of parents now believe that the American Dream is unattainable for them and their children. Lynn Jenkins' "reform" continues to help only the people who have achieved the American Dream, not lending a hand to those struggling just to make ends meet. It isn't real reform. Even the Christian Science Monitor called her proposal "ill-targeted" and suggested that reforms "ought to be targeted at those most in need." (http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Tax-VOX/2014/0630/Child-tax-credit-expansion-has-good-intentions-but-still-far-off-from-big-issues) Lynn Jenkins isn't helping the vast majority of Kansas working families at all. When I'm in Congress, I will fight for solutions that help our district's struggling parents and working families. We need to create laws that make the American Dream possible again. There is no reason to dream if there is no hope. Please share this post, and let's get others in on our conversation about the burdens facing hard-working Kansas families.

Wednesday July 09, 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! 

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?
If you answered other to the previous question, please explain why.
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?
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