I often saw Candy Krueger at the many peace rallies I went to. She always had a sign and always had a good cheerful attitude. She was a dedicated activist and went to the Washington March for Women's Rights, April 25, 2004. With our black on pink T-shirts featuring the slogan "We Won't Go Back." emblazed over a crescent moon featuring a nude goddess silhouette holding the female symbol, 10 members of Wichita's organization ZAP took part in what was called by the organizers of the march and The Washington Post, ‘the largest march for women's rights in history’. The organizers estimated the crowd to be about 1.15 million and the Post estimated more than 500,000. This was clearly a historical event for those of us who went -- and a moment in time not to be forgotten, that we shared with Candy.
Candy, who died of a heart attack last Thursday, was quite a proud feminist and defender of women’s rights. These days there seem to be so few of us here in Wichita. Krueger participated many pro-choice and peace protests and had spent years doing clinic defense and helped us fight the local Religious Right. Her efforts will be missed and not easily forgotten. It is a sad day for our small community.
- Cam and Steve