Hawk Points and Message Archive

State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas | Jayhawks for Higher Education message archiveJayhawks for Higher Education communicate the needs of the University and higher education to the Kansas Legislature. Alumni advocacy is a longstanding tradition of the KU Alumni Association as an independent nonprofit organization. Informed advocates help strengthen the University. To learn more or join Jayhawks for Higher Education, visit www.kualumni.org/jhe

2020 Legislative Session

The 2020 Legislative session begins (Jan. 31)

Please contact House and Senate budget committees Feb. 20)

Message Archive

To view past messages to members of Jayhawks for Higher Education, click the links below.

2019 Legislative Session

Thank legislators for restoring higher ed funds (May 31)

Legislative budget process begins (Feb. 15)

Budget deliberations for fiscal year 2020 (March 8)

Legislature adjourned for recess (April 8)


2018 Legislative Session

Reminder to vote Aug. 7 (Aug. 3)

Register to vote in upcoming primary elections (July 10)

Contact your legislators (April 18)

Higher education budget to be presented (March 2)

Encouraging news for higher education (Feb. 16)

A new governor for Kansas (Feb. 2)

Higher Education Day in the Capitol (Jan. 19)

KU’s single legislative priority (Jan. 8)


2017 Legislative Session

Legislature concluded its work June 10 (June 22)

Regular session ended April 7 (April 11)

Legislature adjourned until March 6 (Feb. 24)

Updates from the Kansas Legislature (Feb. 17)

The Legislative Session has begun (Jan. 13)


2016 Election Season

General election is Nov. 8 (Nov. 7)

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 18 (Oct. 11, 2016)

Reminder: Vote in next Tuesday’s primary election (July 28, 2016)

Support KU and higher education by voting in upcoming elections (July 5, 2016)


2016 Legislative Session

Call to action: Please contact the Governor regarding higher education funding (May 3, 2016)

House and Senate pass budgets; conference committee next (Feb. 11, 2016)

Away we go: 2016 Legislative Session (Jan. 13, 2016)


2015 Legislative Session

Regular session ends with unresolved budget, proposed tuition freeze for Regents universities (Apr. 3, 2015)

Senate passes budget bill that includes $9.4 million cut to KU-Lawrence (Mar. 27, 2015)

Update on Senate activity impacting the University of Kansas (Mar. 5, 2015)

KU needs your help before Thursday’s committee meeting (Mar. 4, 2015)

Turnaround Day update: Senate committees to consider higher education budget next week (Feb. 27, 2015)

And off we go (Jan. 16, 2015)

Getting ready for the 2015 Legislature (September 29, 2014)


2014 Legislative Session

Enhancing our Jayhawks for Higher Education strategy (September 26, 2013)

Getting an early start (October 17, 2013)

Sharing our aspirations with legislators (November 1, 2013)

Building healthy communities in Kansas (November 20, 2013)

Looking back, looking forward (December 12, 2013)

Off and running (January 22, 2014)

Picking up the pace in Topeka and across the state (February 13, 2014)

Restoring last year’s cuts and training more doctors for Kansas (February 28, 2014)

Encouraging news for KU (April 7, 2014)

Governor signs bill that includes funding for Health Education Building (April 21, 2014)

Thank you for your efforts (May 8, 2014)