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Making a choice was prompted by an exchange on social media.

I really do care. Do U?

On Twitter:

Michael Bersin @MBersin
Replying to @cathysherwin
@KurtEricksonPD My favorite image of the year – June 22, 2018 – immigration protest in front of Rep. Kevin Yoder’s (r) district office in Overland Park, Kansas. #change #YearInReview
12:03 PM – 29 Dec 2018

F 4.5, 1/400, ISO 200, 180 mm – June was a busy month for public protest.

I had read online that there would be an immigration demonstration in front of Representative Kevin Yoder’s (r) district office in downtown Overland Park on the 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. I arrived early, parked on the street at a nearby park, and walked to the district office. I had expected a handful of protesters. By the time the demonstration was at its peak there were over five hundred people picketing on the sidewalk. There were a few counter protesters, not more than a handful.

Usually protesters face the street with their signs. Early on I noted this individual with her back to the street. I took a series of images.

It was over four months to the general election, this was Johnson County, Kansas, and over five hundred people showed up. That’s when I realized Kevin Yoder’s (r) 2018 reelection campaign was in trouble.

Sharice Davids (D) is now the Representative-elect for the Third Congressional District of Kansas.


Protest imitates fashion (June 22, 2018)

Performance Art (June 22, 2018)

Somebody’s grandmother (June 22, 2018)

Immigration protest at Rep. Kevin Yoder’s (r) district office – Overland Park, Kansas – June 22, 2018 (June 23, 2018)