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The following is a statement by Colmon Elridge, Chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party: 

Thanks to Kay Tillow for sending us this.

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Democrats Ramp Up Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts in Closing Hours of Recall Election

CBS SF Bay Area

By John Ramos

September 12, 2021

The fact that AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler was in attendance, was an indication of how closely this recall is being watched across the nation.

By BERRY CRAIG

After talking with members of the far-right-wing, conspiratorialist, Red-baiting John Birch Society, the Cold War version of today’s Covidiots, Kentucky Republican Sen. John Sherman Cooper concluded that they “don’t know anything about history” and evidently “never read anything at all.”

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this.

By LLOYD OMDAHL

We just celebrated Labor Day.

No, we didn’t.

Labor was forgotten while most of us only noticed that we had a holiday and spent it lounging, fishing, swimming, sunning, camping, playing -- everything but recognizing the reason for the holiday. One thing for sure, we took no time to honor labor.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this. Tennessee State AFL-CIO President Billy Dycus spoke at the 2017 Kentucky State AFL-CIO biennial convention in Lexington.  

By BILLY DYCUS

“The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labor.”

As Americans contemplate the prospect of a second winter trapped in the grip of Covid-19, remember that it didn’t need to be this way. Vaccines were developed in record time, and have proved to be both incredibly safe and stunningly effective. Nearly two-thirds of eligible Americans have accepted these facts and done their part by getting fully vaccinated.

By DAN K

Heather Cox Richardson’s Letter from an American for Sept. 9 minced no words:

If Biden’s new vaccine requirements slow or halt the spread of the coronavirus, the economic recovery that had been taking off before the Delta variant hit will resume its speed, strengthening his popularity. Those Republican lawmakers furious at the new vaccine requirements are possibly less worried that they won’t work than that they will.

By BERRY CRAIG

In 2017, the Republican supermajority legislature — egged on by GOP Gov. Matt Bevin — speedily passed  a trio of union-busting bills: a “right to work” law, prevailing wage repeal, and a paycheck deception measure.

United Steelworkers District 8 responded with a combo “Workers’ Rights Wall of Fame – Wall of Shame” banner that showed how every House and Senate member voted on all three bills.