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HB 1: Workers’ Wages Must Allow Them to Form and Support Families20 Jan

On Feb. 6 the Kentucky House of Representatives passed HB1 by a bi-partisan vote of 54 – 44 and sent it to the Senate. The Senate assigned it to the Sen. State and Local Government committee on Feb. 12. The Senate has taken no further action on the bill. Last June, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire […]
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As Lent Ends, the Hope of Resurrection Begins: Urge Congress To Hear The Cry Of The Poor02 Apr

Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke? Is it not sharing your bread with the hungry, bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning […]

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Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act Draws Increasing Support
Earlier this morning, Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (Lexington) held a press conference announcing her decision to pre-file the Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act, in advance of the 2019 General Assembly. Joined by Reps. Melinda Prunty (Belton) and Kim Moser (Taylor Mill), and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sen. Kerr leads a bipartisan coalition attempting to […]

Death Penalty – Important Hearing Next Week!
Next week presents a great opportunity to express your support for ending the use of capital punishment in Kentucky. On Friday, July 6, the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Commitee on Judiciary will be holding a hearing on the death penalty, including a 30 minute presentation by Representatives Jason Nemes and Chad McCoy on why the death […]

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