Somos Independents is a national independent registered voter group led by American-born women of Mexican heritage. There are more women voters than male, and we know that Mexican American / Latinos are one of the fastest growing demographic in our Nation. We understand and support pro growth economic policies that have spared our Nation from bankruptcy. Independent registered voters become independents because we are tired of gridlock and extremism from both sides of the political spectrum and as such it makes sense for our organization to support Kansas Independent Candidate Greg Orman for United States Senate.
We congratulate independent candidate Orman's success with being ahead in the political polls particularly since Sen. Pat Roberts was one of only 32 senators who voted against the Farm Bill, which luckily for Kansas, passed easily without his help. Roberts later then tried to take credit for something he voted against.
There are 65,531 farms in Kansas that sell approximately $14.4 billion in agricultural products. Noncitizen farmworkers accounted for 16% of all farmworkers in Kansas between 2007 and 2011. According to one study, in 2020 an expanded temporary worker program – like the one provided by the Senate bill – would mean 757 new jobs for U.S. citizens and immigrants (including jobs not only in agriculture, but also retail trade, construction, and other sectors) in Kansas, and increase Kansas’s real personal income by $46million in 2012 dollars.
Therefore, we are signaling to key swing independent registered moderate voters to consider independent candidate Greg Orman who is running for Kansas United States Senate. We believe Orman is setting a new standard in the political arena as more and more Americans become independent registered voters in light of partisanship and bickering. We encourage business owners and farmers to vote their pocket book in order to secure Kansas' future.