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Group Rallies at Capitol on First Day of 2016 State Legislative Session

Stu Johnson

The first day of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly brought with it the first citizen rally of the session.  Dubbed the ‘We are Kentuckians’ rally, the emphasis was on issues including racial equality, fairness, and clean air and water.  Ben Vivona attended the rally at the capitol rotunda. He held one corner of a large sign which read ‘people over profit.’   “It’s a human issue; everyone deserves to have a living wage,” Vivona said.  “If they’re working full time, they should be able to support themselves at the very least.”

Dana Beasely Brown, chair of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, says the event was not about which political party gets the most bills passed. She said it’s about what the general assembly has done to move Kentucky workers and families forward.  

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