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Let’s push for the election Kentucky deserves

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Note: The Election Kentucky Deserves was sent on August 12 as an open letter to Secretary of State Michael Adams, Governor Andy Beshear and all members of the State Board of Elections from 54 Kentucky organizations.

Most Kentuckians agree that our democracy works best when we all have a voice and a vote in the decisions impacting our lives.

In this year’s primary election, many Kentuckians could vote early or by mail for the very first time and overwhelmingly chose those options. We had record voter turnout and largely did it safely from our homes. It wasn’t perfect. But that’s something to celebrate in any election and especially in the middle of a pandemic.

Now the risk of COVID-19 is greater than ever. Kentucky has the opportunity to improve upon that election process and give Kentuckians the election we deserve – one that makes voting safe, convenient, secure and robust.

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

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.

Fact Sheet about Impact of Heroes Act on Kentucky

This summary was prepared by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to inform people about the impact of the Heroes Act (HR 6800) on people and communities in Kentucky. The Heroes Act was passed by the US House in June of 2020 and contains many provisions to provide robust federal aid to people, workers, states, local governments, and local and state boards of election.

Reflections on KFTC’s work in the 2020 primary election

In so many ways, the primary election of 2020 was unprecedented. 

Voting during a pandemic meant delaying the primary by a month and offering new and untested options. 

Booker not elected, but we're in this for the long haul

Thousands of us across Kentucky were honored to work for an amazing, inspiring candidate, Rep. Charles Booker. And though he didn’t win his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, he changed the conversation. He stood up for a bold vision and showed up for Kentuckians in times of crisis. He called out our broken system and called on all of us to build a brighter future.

It’s essential for Kentucky, our country and the world that we elect new leadership to the U.S. Senate in November, and we’re committed to helping make that happen. Once again, the eyes of the nation will be on Kentuckians. As we continue our work to register and mobilize new voters and have even more conversations, we'll be holding Amy McGrath to her commitment to learning from the Booker movement and centering Kentuckians in her campaign. She must hear from us, and we must work together to elect a new senator.

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