More than 20 faith, labor and community groups are expected to convene in Wichita this week to mobilize grassroots opposition to an effort to move up the start date for new Kansas voter identification laws.


More than 20 faith, labor and community groups are expected to convene in Wichita this week to mobilize grassroots opposition to an effort to move up the start date for new Kansas voter identification laws.

The groups are calling the statewide partnership KanVote and plan to meet Thursday in Wichita.

Participants oppose a push by Secretary of State Kris Kobach to require people who are voting for the first time to show proof of citizenship starting in March, rather than in January 2013 as the new law now requires.