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It's Almost Primary Election Day

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Kentucky's primary election is almost here! Can you feel the #bluewave that is coming this November?

Jessamine County voters can help unseat Andy Barr and Brett Guthrie this fall to bring a Democratic majority back to the U.S House of Representatives! Which candidate will you support on Tuesday, May 22, to bring about the change we need?

Between now and Election Day, Tuesday, May 22, there are a few events which you should know about.

Nicholasville City Commission Debate The candidates for Nicholasville City Commission will be sharing their qualifications in a debate tomorrow evening (Tuesday, May 15) at City-County Park.

Details on Facebook by clicking here where you can also submit your questions for the candidates.

Democratic Party Meeting On Thursday, May 17, at 6:00 pm, Jessamine County Democrats will convene our final pre-primary monthly meeting. We'll begin planning for November and all will have the opportunity to hear our candidates rally just five days before electio…

Jobless Rates: A Comparison, and the Rest of the Picture

WKYT, citing information directly from a state agency's news release, reported  the following:  "State officials say unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between October 2015 and October 2016." This sounds like promising news indeed, but WKYT failed to go much deeper than to post the news release without comparison to the previous administration's rates to see if unemployment was truly decreasing as the news release suggests. In other words, they didn’t look at whole picture. We will.

Under the leadership of Gov. Beshear, Kentucky saw 27 more counties with decreased unemployment rates. Kentucky Career Center says of the previous year, "Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties between October 2014 and October 2015.”

In a state consisting of 120 counties, Beshear came just 11 counties short of seeing unemployment fall in every county in the Commonwealth. The same cannot be said of Gov. Bevin. In fact, there’s a much more ugly reality: "The Ke…

Lessons and Looking Ahead

Jessamine County Democrats,

I believe that the purpose of politics and of government ought to be to seek the best ways to empower and protect people.

My family has called almost the same patch of Kentucky soil home for a little over 200 years, and yes, it's right here in beautiful Jessamine County! Kentucky is in my blood and to stand up for her is my highest honor, privilege and deepest sense of responsibility. I do this through politics, activism, and even poetry. I will not back down from this endeavor.

To that end, I have followed my principles and values firmly to my dedication and service through the Democratic party. I believe in our party. I say that unflinchingly and with the highest resolve. I say that even in the face of things before us, the changing atmosphere in both Frankfort and Washington D.C. Let me say it again, I am proud to be a Democrat.

We have work to do, tough questions to answer, and hard lessons to learn but I believe in the Democratic party. I believe in O…

The Morning After

Congratulations to Russ Meyer - our new State Representative! The majority of Jessamine County will continue to be well-represented in Frankfort.

And a big win for our Sheriff, Kevin Corman! His strong leadership has earned bipartisan respect which earned him a resounding win.

Admittedly, though, last night was a tough night for Jessamine County Democrats. We had several strong candidates who were unsuccessful at the polls. Scripture says that "weeping may linger for the night. "

But the Psalmist goes on to remind us that "Joy cometh in the morning!" Our work is not done. We must carry on for our Democratic values of equality, fairness, and respect for all people.

Jessamine Democrats Rally for Victory

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On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Jessamine Democrats will rally for victory at West Jessamine High School from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes.

Help spread the word and be sure to mark your calendars for this big event!

You can help spread the word on facebook, too!

Vote on Tuesday!!

On Tuesday, don't forget to VOTE for our Democratic candidates! There are a lot of good candidates on the ballot and it is important that we have the strongest slate possible to carry the day in November!

Polls are open from 6am to 6pm.

One reminder: if you vote straight ticket, don't forget that this will NOT cast a ballot in the non-partisan races which include Nicholasville Mayor, the Nicholasville City Commission, and the judicial races. These are important races so be sure to ensure you've cast your ballot in all the races!

Click here to see the Democrats on the ballot in partisan races!

President Obama Recognizes Governor Beshear in the State of the Union #SOTU

Watching the State of the Union? Check out the President's words on our Governor, Steve Beshear:
And if you want to know the real impact this law is having, just talk to Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky, who’s here tonight.  Kentucky’s not the most liberal part of the country, but he’s like a man possessed when it comes to covering his commonwealth’s families.  “They are our friends and neighbors,” he said.  “They are people we shop and go to church with…farmers out on the tractors…grocery clerks…they are people who go to work every morning praying they don’t get sick.  No one deserves to live that way.”

Steve’s right.  That’s why, tonight, I ask every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by March 31st.  Moms, get on your kids to sign up.  Kids, call your mom and walk her through the application.  It will give her some peace of mind – plus, she’ll appreciate hearing from you.

After all, that’s the spirit that has always moved this nation fo…