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Dear Mitch: Show you care about more than power. Stand up for unemployed Kentuckians.

July 29, 2020

So if you’ve recovered from the nauseating spectacle of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell eulogizing U.S. Rep.

Kentucky’s Senators must agree to adequate federal aid for the state to survive recession

July 17, 2020

The truth is we were never going to successfully fight a pandemic through wishful thinking or by trading off public health and the economy. The economic pain was going to be deep regardless of government restrictions because fear of the virus is limiting consumer spending and business investment.

McConnell can decide if laid-off workers sink or swim. Pass the HEROES Act to provide relief.

July 12, 2020

Every Kentuckian deserves economic security. We are not asking for anything more than a chance to survive this pandemic. I hope our elected leaders take action soon, because our lives and livelihoods are hanging in the balance.

The Booker campaign taught me about listening to voters, wherever they are in KY

July 9, 2020

For the first time in recent memory, an unapologetic progressive came close to beating a moderate, establishment candidate in a statewide race. Charles Booker’s campaign for U.S. Senate highlighted how eager Kentuckians are for change.

Primary shows KY should adopt mail-in voting permanently. You can help make that happen.

June 26, 2020

Despite national cries of doom and gloom, it now turns out that we probably had a record number of people voting in a primary. That’s in large part due to the ease of widespread use of absentee ballots for the first time in Kentucky.

‘A qualified success.’ Let’s continue what worked in Tuesday’s primary and fix what didn’t

June 25, 2020

Amidst cries of voter suppression and concerns about the potential of massive lines at the polls, the reality on the ground on Tuesday was pretty good. Not perfect. Not ideal. But overall, the election was a qualified success.

Kentuckians with felonies cast first votes since Beshear restored voting rights

June 24, 2020

More than 140,000 Kentuckians with felonies had the opportunity to vote in Tuesday’s primary election for the first time since Gov. Andy Beshear restored their voting rights in December.

Juan Gomez was among them.

How a grassroots effort helped get West End voters to Louisville's only polling place

June 23, 2020

On primary Election Day, a grassroots effort spread across Louisville to get voters to Jefferson County's only polling site — the Exposition Center at the fairgrounds. 

Several local organizations partnered to offer directions, food and water and free rides to the election center. 

Kentuckians with felonies vote in first election since Beshear restored voting rights

June 23, 2020

Tuesday marked the first election since Gov. Andy Beshear automatically restored voting rights more than half of an estimated 312,000 Kentucky residents with felonies who had completed their sentences.

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