Local grassroots movement asking lawmakers end child abuse

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A group in Wichita has started a grassroots movement to end child abuse, reaching out to state legislators.

The group met Monday to write letters to Kansas lawmakers, asking them to do something to curb violence against children.

This comes on the heels of the death of a 3-year-old boy earlier this month. The boy’s parents are accused of his death. It’s just one of several child deaths throughout Kansas recently.

Member Renee Duxler says this case inspired the group to take action.

“When you have eight child deaths within, I think, since September of 2017,” Duxler said. “That’s an average of almost 2.5 deaths a month over of that time period. That one death is one too many, so when you have that many over that time period we’re concerned.”

The group hopes that by pushing back on lawmakers, they will get a response and changes will be made.

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