Letter from the Chair – 06/25/2022

Hello Fellow Dems:

Well, it actually was inevitable, but it still is disgusting and disheartening.  In a 6 to 3 completely political split, SCOTUS struck down the 1973 Roe v. Wade and 1992 Parenthood v. Casey decisions which made it possible to have abortions in the United States.  Averring they are simply putting the responsibility where it belongs–with the states–their decision made it possibly for Kentucky to immediately enact the, reportedly, most draconian and Puritanical law in the country for abortions.  There are no provisions for rape, incest, etc. in the Kentucky law which was one of the so-called trigger laws that were passed but not enacted until Roe v. Wade was overturned.

So where does this leave Kentucky?  In deep ca ca.  Not only does this law make it impossible to have an abortion, actions in the 2022 session reduced SNAP, TANF and Medicare as well as dropped unemployment from 26 to 12 weeks.  You better have that baby but caring?  That ain’t an issue for the gov’mint. 

Where we are is having a summer of work ahead of us.  Dems and Independents, etc. and any Republican left with a brain need to understand we better be voting for candidates who will work for them and the real issues instead of these windmill issues that serve to keep the libertarian-republicans in office, in power and in the money.

Come to the meetings and bring your ideas and your passion.  This is just their first step, next is LGBTQIA, same sex marriages and anything not in line with their particular wishes at the time.

Step up.  Step Out.  Speak Out.  And Vote!