The following letter was sent to members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth regarding the New Power PAC’s endorsement in the 2019 General Election. 

Dear Friends,

We are Kentuckians; we choose each other. KFTC is making that choice every day, going “all in” on Kentucky’s 2019 elections. We are knocking on doors, talking to neighbors, training new leaders, registering voters, calling, tabling, texting and tweeting, all in an effort to activate tens of thousands of Kentucky voters – voters who are Kentuckians, and who will choose each other.

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The New Power PAC endorses Andy Beshear for Kentucky Governor

The election this November could hardly be more important to the future of Kentucky, and if each of us does our part, together we can have a decisive impact on the outcome. Together, we have the opportunity to build a brighter future for all Kentuckians, no matter our age, our income, the color of our skin, or which county we call home. To reach our shared potential, we also must choose elected leaders who will support our vision.

It is with great pleasure and firm resolve that we announce Kentuckians For The Commonwealth’s New Power PAC is endorsing Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman for governor and lieutenant governor of Kentucky.

We choose access to health care for all Kentuckians. Andy Beshear has pledged to support Medicaid and protect health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. As governor, his opponent Matt Bevin has worked to strip away health care from the most vulnerable.

We choose to honor our commitments to teachers and public workers. Andy Beshear has fought to protect hard earned pension benefits promised to our public employees. Matt Bevin has attempted to eliminate pension benefits and then heaped personal insults against our teachers.

We choose to protect and restore voting rights, the absolute foundation of a healthy democracy. Andy Beshear has pledged to sign an executive order restoring voting rights to hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians with a felony in their past. In the starkest of contrasts, Matt Bevin reversed a similar executive order in his first days as governor, robbing tens of thousands of the opportunity to participate in our democracy.

We choose a just transition to a new economy for Eastern Kentucky. Andy Beshear has pledged to support new energy and new jobs for coalfield communities. In the past three years, Matt Bevin has demonstrated that his promises to coal communities and coal miners were empty at best.

Who fills the office of governor matters. This election matters. We believe that the contrast between Andy Beshear and Matt Bevin could hardly be more stark, or the choice more clear. We urge you to vote for Andy Beshear on November 5.

As Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, we choose a bright future – for all of us. That future depends on us as much as on any candidate or elected official. As grassroots community leaders, each of us has the opportunity – the privilege actually – to help elect the next governor and lieutenant governor of Kentucky. 

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit WeAreKentuckians.org and sign up to volunteer your time or donate. Join your local KFTC Democracy Team, sign up to help canvass your neighborhood or make calls to undecided voters.

We are Kentuckians; we choose each other. We hope you choose to help bring more voters into our democracy, and we encourage you to choose Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman on November 5.

Thank You.

KFTC Executive Committee:

Cassia Herron

Alan Smith

Rebecca Tucker

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Meta Mendel-Reyes