Watch the State of the Commonwealth address | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Watch the State of the Commonwealth address

On January 26, Governor Matt Bevin is delivering a combined State of the Commonwealth and the Budget Address. It’s an opportunity for Kentuckians to weigh in with our vision for Kentucky, and good policies to get us there.

We want a Kentucky with good jobs, clean air and water, quality public education, and healthy, vibrant communities. The Budget Address should reflect these priorities and our values, and the State of the Commonwealth should include a commitment to preserving what’s best about Kentucky, and plans for building off our progress.

We might hear that next Tuesday night. We might not. Either way, let’s continue to build on the beautiful vision uplifted earlier this month at our We Are Kentuckians rally and use the event to share out your values and priorities. Join in and speak out!

Take Action!

1) Plan or attend a watch party! Of course there’s Bingo!

Get in touch with your local organizer to learn about Watch Parties in your area. Or grab up some friends and host your own! Enjoy our State of the Commonwealth Game Sheet. It comes with 5 cards and a blank sheet if you want to make one for yourself.

2) Create a buzz before the Address!

Remind your folks that the Address is happening on Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET on KET (watch on TV or on KET’s website), and share out what you’d like to hear from it. What values to we want to see reflected in our budget, and how? For some tips on how to talk about the budget, check out the sidebar on this page.

3) Share your thoughts during the address with tweets, posts, and shares.

We’ll all hear different things. Share out what you’re hearing (and what you’d rather hear), and encourage others to do the same. Tag your comments with #kygov, #kyga16, @kftc, #vision4KY, #kytaxreform. You can also tag your legislators in tweets. For tips on how to use twitter to get your message out, check out this short tutorial.

4) After the address, follow up!

Governor Bevin’s State of the Commonwealth and Budget Address lay out his starting points, but it’s the Legislature that moves the bills through. That means it’s important to tell legislators that it’s time for them to step up.

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