DATE: Monday, March 29
EVENT: “Let the Vetoes Stand” Rally
TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT
PLACE: Back Terrace of the Capitol Building, Frankfort, KY
Join the People’s Agenda Education Committee and leaders from faith, community and education organizations across the Commonwealth for a press conference on Monday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. as we unite to appeal to 19 Kentucky Senators to allow Governor Andy Beshear’s vetoes to stand. Governor Beshear has vetoed several anti-public education bills, in particular House Bill 563, which authorizes backdoor vouchers and will deplete the General Fund of $25 million in its first year, and increasing every subsequent year. We also oppose HB 258, which indirectly cuts new teachers’ salaries and directly reduces their pensions. We believe our greatest hope of stopping the harmful bills lies in the Senate.
We are aiming for a festive time, with free food (ribs and pulled pork catered by Red Barrel BBQ), free drinks, free ice cream and shaved ice (catered by Cones for a Cause), lots of music and, of course, fun for kids and adults alike. Legislators are invited to partake in the BBQ first, from 11:00 – 12:00 PM, since they are due in their chambers at noon. Volunteers and rally attendees will be invited to share in the delicious BBQ and ice cream from noon until 2:00 PM or until the food is gone. It’s spring break for a lot of school districts, but we would love to see our students there to witness history being made. We hope you will be there, too!
Remember that due to the pandemic, the interior of the Capitol Building is off limits to the public. There is an outdoor restroom available, and plenty of food and drinks. Bring your families, picnic blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the sunshine, music and educational opportunities this outdoor public event provides. Don’t forget to wear your masks and bring noisemakers, and get ready to make some noise! Donations appreciated at CashApp $GaYaDe.
The Coalition for the People’s Agenda was formed as a result of the power consolidation that took place during Jefferson County’s city/county merger in 2001. Education is one of nine key focus areas of the Coalition. More information is available at www.ThePeoplesAgenda.net. Contact Gay Adelmann at 502-565-8397.
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