In an op-ed piece in the Sunday Joplin Globe, Ms. Wright says:
Independents do not have the status or support of an organized party. Often Independent candidates choose to run at the request of local voters who want a voice in their government. Sometimes they run in response to having undesirable candidates in the two major parties. Senate Bill 409 will likely limit voter choices in upcoming elections.
As far as I can tell, Ms. Wright's letter is the first mention the Joplin Globe has had of this legislation.