(CNN) - Another special-election loss, this time in Montana, has kicked off a round of

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is working for a day when the lives of all our people and communities matter before the profits of a very few. That’s why we work for tax reform that is fair, adequate, and sustainable. We’re approaching a moment of urgency for this work, and want you involved. Join us on Thursday, May 11th for the Campaign For Our Common Wealth orientation webinar.  

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2017) – Today the Kentucky Democratic Party released the following statement on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passing the U.S. House of Representatives:  

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There’s no doubt that Republican control is hurting Kentucky. Republicans have fought to lower wages and safety with right-to-work and the repeal of prevailing wage, drain funding from public education with charter schools, dismantle Kynect and kick Kentuckians off healthcare. But they’re not finished yet.

Below is the obituary and arrangements for Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board Member, Leonard Douglas’s Sister, Lula “Ava” Klein.  Please keep Leonard and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  

The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute will host a 3-Day Basic Organizing Skills training in Louisville May 19-21. The training will be held at the IBEW Local 369 union hall, located at 4315 Preston Hwy.

Space is limited and the deadline is Friday.

The purpose of the Organizing Institute is to train member activists and member organizers in basic organizing skills. If you are looking to train member activists to work on internal or external organizing campaigns, we encourage you to send your members to the training.


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First District Congressman James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, seems set to support the reincarnation of the GOP’s American Health Care Act.

He was all in for the first one, even riding with President Trump on Air Force One to tout the bill at a rally in Louisville.

We thank Mike Elk for sharing this with us.

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Seated around a table in the dimly lit auditorium of Atlanta-based nonprofit Project South last weekend, two dozen union activists of all ages and races were trying to solve a problem – one that has vexed the southern states for a generation.


FRANKFORT—The 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly remains now only in memories, yellowed newspaper clippings, history books, and new and amended statutes. Even though this was a “short (odd-year) session,” we vetted many bills – many of which made it through the process to become law.