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Voting is a core principle of being American, but to exercise this basic right, we must be registered to vote!

Negroes are almost entirely a working people. There are pitifully few Negro millionaires, and few Negro employers.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

I’ve been voting since 1968.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

By AL CROSS

The last two times Kentuckians have reelected Mitch McConnell to the U.S. Senate, his best logical argument has been his growing power: As minority leader in 2008, and would-be majority leader in 2014, why should a state with many needs give up such influence? Voters say it again and again.

Thanks to David Nickell, AFT Local 1360, for sending us this.

By MATHEW INGRAM

Columbia Journalism Review

EDITOR'S NOTE: We got this from Lt. Col. Gene Nettles, U.S. Army retired, who lives in Fulton County, as far west as Kentucky goes. Gene is a combat veteran of Vietnam and an ex-paratrooper with 125 jumps under his belt. He served with the 82nd and 101st Airborne (Air Assault) divisions and the South Vietnamese airborne forces.

By GENE NETTLES

An old man running around naked is quite a sight—a child could discern that he has no clothing.

We have long known that Mitch has nothing but disdain for the average Kentuckian.

EDITOR'S NOTE FROM BILL LONDRIGAN, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president: "We need to keep the pressure on McConnell.   We need to keep calling 866-832-1560 to McConnell’s office and tell him to do his job!  More press below on McConnell’s lack of leadership on the Heroes Act: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/11/1968430/-Kentucky-s-message-to-McConnell-he-doesn-t-care-to-hear-I-m-scared-

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Mitch McConnell Retirement Committee didn't mince words in naming its Monday afternoon protest in Lexington: "Masked and Mad as Hell, pro-HEROES, Anti-Mitch Rally."

"We’re focusing on everyone Mitch has abandoned by failing to lead and pass the HEROES Act - so we'd love for union members to attend and speak out," said Aaron Viles, MMRC chair.

Viles promised that all present will be masked and will practice social distancing. He encouraged everyone to bring his or her own mask 

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this. 

Joblessness is high, benefits are running out and local leaders say they need the kind of aid that the Senate’s most powerful figure has yet to endorse

By TONY ROMM