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EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't?

From BILL LONDRIGAN

Kentucky State AFL-CIO

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has forced our state, our country and our world into frightening and unsettling times. No one knows how this global health crisis will last. 

 

KDP: “Matt Bevin’s administration should immediately pull this contract.” 

GOP State Senator: “That’s a problem.”

Kentucky Democratic Party

By DANIEL DESROCHERS

Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath brought in a whopping $2.5 million in the first day of her campaign to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to her campaign, a formidable number that could help her clear the field in a potential Democratic primary. 

The legal battle over the Affordable Care Act today is getting widespread national attention for its potential significant impact on health care - especially for people with pre-existing health conditions. As I’m sure many of you know, Andy Beshear is officially involved in the coalition of state attorneys general, along with groups like the AARP, fighting to protect access to affordable health care for working families in Kentucky.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We just got this from the brand-new McGrath for senate campaign:

Today, I’m announcing my campaign to replace Mitch McConnell in the United States Senate.

It all goes back to a letter I wrote Senator McConnell when I was 13. I told him that I wanted to fly in combat, to fight for my country—even though the law said I couldn’t because I was a girl.

I never heard back. And after 34 years, I know I’m not the only Kentuckian he’s ignored.

 

EDITOR‘S NOTE: We received the following from out Baltimore friend Bill Barry. It came with following note: “ALERT--for every union officer/staff and member (and even non-members)--this NLRB decision can force us to recertify at the end of every contract. Build the union, don't think you can protect yourselves by acception longer contracts.

 Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman were traveling around Kentucky to meet voters over the Fourth of July. Columbia Magazine noted that Andy received a "warm welcome" and "drew large crowds" in Taylor County before he marched in the Lexington parade with Jacqueline.

There are powerful forces out there fighting with all of their might and all of their abundant resources to preserve the status quo.

By TIM KOECHLIN