My name is Austin Norrid. I’m originally from Hopkinsville in western Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Kentucky I moved to Louisville, where I teach music.
My name is Carl Shoupe and I’m a third generation coal miner, born and raised in Harlan County in eastern Kentucky. I’m writing to ask you to do one simple thing today to help support the pensions and health care for coal miners: sign a short statement of support that I will share with Senator Mitch McConnell.