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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Brad Bowman used to cover state government and politics for the Frankfort State Journal.

We will keep getting more of the same thing: high-end tax breaks paired with regulatory rollbacks.

Our lives are on the line. Right now is a critical moment to show up, speak out, and take a stand to protect affordable, high-quality health care. As part of a national day of action, a group of us in eastern Kentucky are organizing an important event. Please join us for:

Rally For Health Care: Our Lives Are On The Line

Thousands of auto assemblers at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi factory, are coming together to create a better workplace. By joining together in a union, they hope to end unreasonable production quotas, stop unsafe working conditions, and earn a fair return on their work at Nissan.

Thanks to Leslie McColgin of Four Rivers Indivisible for sending us this.
We're hitting the streets to protect health care, and your leadership is needed because our lives are on the line.

Thanks to Leslie McColgin  of Four Rivers Indivisible for sending us this.

What may happen
next in Congress?

Because it’s not likely that Sen. McConnell will get the votes for a full repeal, there’s an emerging alternative path described as “skinny repeal.” But a more apt description is the Trojan Horse.

By JEFFREY YOUNG

Senate Republicans again failed to approve legislation to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday.

Yesterday, Senate Republicans decided to start debate on a healthcare bill that no one has seen. A bill that could impact one-sixth of the United States economy has no final score from the Congressional Budget Office. A bill that could throw 22 million people off their insurance has had no public debate. A bill that that is threatening to drastically slash Medicaid funding, including for 700,000 Kentuckians, has not had Senate hearings. They’re arresting the disabled. They’re shutting down journalists. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The "maverick" McCain has supported the union position on legislation 16 percent of the time since he's been in the Senate, according to the AFL-CIO's legislative scorecard. He has supported President Trump's position on issues 90.7 percent of the time, according to Tracking Congress in the Age of Trump.

Please join us as we continue our momentum to regrow the Kentucky Democratic Party with a concert by Ben Sollee and Jordon Ellis on Friday, July 28 at at the Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, KY. Proceeds will go to support the grassroots organizing work happening in Kentucky.