KDP Statement on Labor Cabinet Subpoenas for Teacher “Sickouts”

The following is a statement from Nicole Erwin, Kentucky Democratic Party Spokesperson, regarding the Labor Cabinet’s subpoenas for names of teachers who called in sick during the legislative session.

Frankfort, KY —  “Gov. Matt Bevin has steeped to a new low in directing the Labor Cabinet to intimidate and silence teachers exercising their First Amendment rights this legislative session. First, he tried to bar them from entering the Capitol; when that proved unsuccessful, he shifted to using state government resources to bully them.”

“These subpoenas are just the latest step in Matt Bevin’s war on teachers and public education — a war that won’t end until Bevin is booted out of the governor’s office.”