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Eastern Ky needs federal aid to help now and build healthier communities for the future

For years, Kentuckians have advocated for federal investment to diversify and rebuild the economy and address the legacy costs of coal mining.

Kentuckians are hurting, but Sen. McConnell does nothing

Kentuckians are hurting from the triple whammy of long-term economic distress, the COVID-19 health crisis, and collapse of jobs and income due to the pandemic. According to a recent story in the Washington Post, 1/2 of all adults in Kentucky have lost some employment income since March, 1/4 of all Kentuckians say they do not get enough food to eat, and 1/3 of all Kentucky households struggle to pay the rent or mortgage. 

Yet Sen. Mitch McConnell, arguably the most powerful member of Congress, seems to have turned his back on the people he represents, and millions of people in the United States.

Sign on to an open letter to Mitch McConnell from Kentuckians

When times are hard, eastern Kentuckians pull together. We make sure our neighbors are safe from high water. We pack hot meals to folks who are grieving. We stand up to injustice. We choose each other.

Right now, so many of us in Kentucky are hurting because of:

Dear Mitch: Show you care about more than power. Stand up for unemployed Kentuckians.

So if you’ve recovered from the nauseating spectacle of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell eulogizing U.S. Rep.

Kentucky’s Senators must agree to adequate federal aid for the state to survive recession

The truth is we were never going to successfully fight a pandemic through wishful thinking or by trading off public health and the economy. The economic pain was going to be deep regardless of government restrictions because fear of the virus is limiting consumer spending and business investment.

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