A Kentucky conversation about ways to help pass the RECLAIM Act and strengthen the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

You are invited to join a video conference call at 7 pm ET on Monday, August 20, to learn ways Kentuckians can help pass several bills in Congress that are needed to assist disabled, sick, and laid off coal miners and their families and communities.

KFTC members and allies throughout the Appalachian region have worked for several years to build public support for the RECLAIM Act, a bill in Congress sponsored by KY Representative Hal Rogers that would direct $1 billion from existing funds to create jobs reclaiming abandoned mine lands. This fall, we are teaming up to also support related measures that are needed to strengthen the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund and UMWA Pension Fund, two federal funds that exist to provide essential benefits to miners who were employed by companies that have gone bankrupt. Kentucky Senator McConnell is a central player, of course. Your help is needed to urge him to do the right thing by moving all three of these measures through Congress.

Join the call on Monday night to learn more about these issues and ways you can take action, no matter where you live in Kentucky.

August 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Organizer: 
Lisa Abbott
Contact Email: 
859-200-5159
Event Venue: 
This is a video conference call that you can join online or by phone.
Event Location: 
KY