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Northern Kentucky Hosts Coffee For The Commonwealth

The Northern Kentucky chapter hosted their first Coffee For The Commonwealth in January, inviting legislators representing Kenton County to meet for coffee with constiutents in an informal setting outside of Frankfort. 

The event, the first in a series, had over 20 people join the conversation. Students from NKU, regulars of Roebling Point Books and Coffee, and others who had heard about the event came to share the issues they were most concerned about. Topics covered how to increase voter turnout and engagement, concerns with Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 2, and the need to protect funding for public services, including schools. 

State Representatives Buddy Wheatley and Kim Banta attended, represnting the 63rd and 65th Kentucky House of Representatives districts. Members are planning to host similar events in Boone County on February 29th at Velocity Bike and Bean in Florence, and on March 7th at Trailhead Coffee in Newport for Campbell County residents. This is an excellent opportunity for people who are unable to travel to Frankfort during the week to meet with their legislators to talk about the issues they are most concerend about. The chapter hopes to host one last one for all legislators in northern Kentucky by the end of the General Assembly.