2024 Rally for Medicaid Expansion – Details

March 6, 2024 | 12:30pm | 2nd floor rotunda

Attending the 2024 Rally for Medicaid Expansion at the Kansas Statehouse on Wednesday, March 6, 2024? Here are the details and resources you might need.


The Rally will take place in the Kansas Statehouse, 2nd floor rotunda. The Kansas Statehouse is located in Topeka at SW 8th St & SW Van Buren St. There are various parking options around the statehouse, including street metered parking, the Statehouse Visitor garage (limited spaces & time limits apply), and other parking garages.

If you are taking either of the free buses, you can find the full bus schedules on the Events tab of our website. The bus will drop you off and pick you up in the circle drive on the north side of the Capitol building.

See the full Wichita bus schedule (including Newton & Emporia stops)

See the full Kansas City bus schedule

Kansas statehouse information

You’ll need to enter the Kansas Statehouse through the north doors to the Visitor’s Center. You will be required to go through security before entering the Statehouse. Going through this entrance will lead you to the ground floor rather than the 1st floor. Elevators and stairs are both available in the Statehouse.

The rally will take place on the 2nd floor in the middle rotunda. From the Visitor’s Center, make your way to the 2nd floor. We will have signs and staff stationed to help you find us. The rally will take place around the middle banister of the 2nd floor.

There’s a cafeteria and several snack bars open in the Statehouse for lunch and food options, open from 8:00am to 2:00pm. You can also find vending machines on the ground floor, or various restaurants a block away on Kansas Avenue. 

Rally information

If you have an 8-in-10 t-shirt, or another Medicaid expansion shirt, please wear it to the rally! If you don’t have one — no worries! We’ll have buttons, stickers, and signs that you can pick up when you get there.

We also have a photobooth with various signs that you can take pictures with. If you post them on social media, be sure to use #ExpandKanCare and #ksleg so we can see them!

Meetings with legislators

We encourage you to set up meetings with your legislators while you are at the Statehouse. The rally will last from approximately 12:30 – 1:30pm, so anytime outside of that block will work. To make an appointment, call your legislator’s office and ask them for a constituent appointment. If your legislator is not available during the time you are at the Statehouse, we will have notecards available so you can write them a note and hand-deliver it to their office.

Not sure who to visit with? Find your legislator here

Find your Representative’s contact information

Find your Senator’s contact information

The Kansas House is in session daily beginning at 11:00am, and the Kansas Senate is in session daily beginning at 2:30pm. If you wish, you could watch proceedings from the galleries of each chamber while you are at the Statehouse. Both galleries are located off of the 4th floor of the Statehouse.

Speaker lineup

Governor Laura Kelly
Pastor Charles McKinzie, Winfield Grace United Methodist Church
Dr. Dena Hubbard, Public Policy Committee Chair for the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Melissa Dodge, Kansan
Emersen Frazier, Director of Health Equity & Policy, Stormont Vail Health

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