our society

We believe that prosperity in our Commonwealth is tied to our values and morality.

Our values are simple: the well-being of our neighbor is equally as important as our own, and that all people should have the ability to determine their own future.

  • We stand in support of universal equality. We should call out racism, sexism, xenophobia, and all forms of bigotry — both overt and systemic.
  • We support criminal justice reform that focuses on substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation instead of jail time. Addiction is a disease and should be treated like the public health crisis it is.
  • We support the automatic restoration of voting rights to former felons who have served their debt to society. We support second chances.
  • We support a public option for health care. No one should be with out the basic care they need to be healthy.
  • We support reproductive rights. The government should not tell you what to do with your body.
  • We support universal access to sick time and childbirth leave. No family should be bankrupted for illness or parenting.
  • We support community-based policing. We need to build trust between our citizens and those who protect them.
  • We support your right to own a firearm and we support rigorous, universal background checks. We need to ensure that firearms don’t make it into the wrong hands.
  • We support a complete, quality universal education from pre-k through college, no matter your income. Your zip code should not impact your access to education.
  • We support developing an education system that prepares our children for the 21st Century. We need a curriculum that teaches STEM as well as critical thinking; financial literacy as well as the arts. (STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. )
  • We support free speech and we support Kentucky’s culture of diverse thinking and expression. Free speech and expression are at the core of our identity.

We believe that our differences should not divide us — whether in the Western Kentucky Coalfields or the mountains of Appalachia, the horse farms of Central Kentucky or the streets of our largest cities, we should be united as Kentuckians.