Reminder: Kentuckians Value Fairness TOMORROW in Frankfort

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We’re skipping the Music Tuesdays post to talk about one the most important days of the year for the GLBTQ community in the Bluegrass State and how you can be a part of it.

Kentuckians Value Fairness Day takes place tomorrow in Frankfort, culminating a statewide event for equal rights. Gay advocate and progressive groups around the region will be speaking with legislators and rallying in the rotunda for a state law that will prevent discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on sexual orientation and gender. They’ll also be speaking out against the nasty SB 68 that has received a lot of coverage.

The following information is provided by the Fairness Campaign, who will be carpooling from Louisville at 7 a.m. Please call (502) 893-0788 for further details. If you are completely new to lobbying, feel free to meet up with the folks from Fairness! Here’s their schedule:

8:30 a.m.: Meeting and Lobby Training in Capitol Annex 111
9 a.m.-Noon: Meet with Legislators
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Rally in Rotunda

There will be countless other groups there, including the Kentucky Fairness Alliance, ACLU of Kentucky, University of Louisville’s Common Ground, University of Kentucky Gay-Straight Alliance,  all gathering for the major rally at 12:30 p.m. If you are able to come, use vacation time or can carpool, please do it! Your presence will not only show legislators how much you care about this issue, but present a collective and public affirmation that discrimination should not be part of Kentucky’s legacy.

WHEN:
Tomorrow, February 25
All Day, starting at 8 a.m.

WHERE:
Capitol Building
700 Capitol Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601-3410

DIRECTIONS TO FRANKFORT:

Louisville: Take 1-64 to exit number 53-B to Highway 127 (Northbound) Drive North on 127 to intersection of 127 and 676 (the East-West Connector). Turn Right on Rt 676. Go down the hill. At the stoplight at the bottom of the hill, turn left onto Rt 420. (If you cross over the KY River you’ve gone to far.) Follow Rt 420 as it runs parallel to the Kentucky River. Parking Garage will be on your left.

Lexington: Take either 1-64 or U.S. 60 to Frankfort. From 1-64, take exit 58 and turn right onto US 60. Follow U.S. 60 past the East-West Connector, also called Rt 676. Stay on US 60 as it bends sharply to the left and becomes East Main Street. Follow this road towards downtown Frankfort.

Cincinnati: Merge onto 1-71 S (crossing into Kentucky). Continue until 1-71 S becomes 1-75 S. Merge onto the 1-64 W via Exit 118. Make a right on US-127 N Exit, exit number 53-B toward Frankfort. Turn right onto US-60/Louisville Road and make a right onto Lafayette Dr. Make a left onto Shelby St. and then turn right onto W State St.

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4 Responses to “Reminder: Kentuckians Value Fairness TOMORROW in Frankfort”

  1. Jacob Wellington Says:

    Media Coverage of our event:
    http://www.kentucky.com/176/story/705731.html (Herald Leader – Just published)
    http://pdamerica.org/articles/chapters/ky-2009-02-24-09-06-37-chapters.php (Progressive Democrats of America)
    http://gaynewsbits.com/2009/02/24/coalition-to-rally-at-the-kentucky-capitol/ (National Gay News Website)
    http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2009/02/23/dirty-diapers-for-all/ (Louisville LEO Weekly)
    http://planetransgender.blogspot.com/2009/02/kentucky-senator-files-gay-adoption-ban.html (Planet Transgender)
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20090223/bs_prweb/prweb2156224_3 (Yahoo News)

  2. Jacob Wellington Says:

    Media Coverage:

    •http://www.kentucky.com/176/story/705731.html (Herald Leader – Just published)
    •http://pdamerica.org/articles/chapters/ky-2009-02-24-09-06-37-chapters.php (Progressive Democrats of America)
    •http://gaynewsbits.com/2009/02/24/coalition-to-rally-at-the-kentucky-capitol/ (National Gay News Website)
    •http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2009/02/23/dirty-diapers-for-all/ (Louisville LEO Weekly)
    •http://planetransgender.blogspot.com/2009/02/kentucky-senator-files-gay-adoption-ban.html (Planet Transgender)
    •http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20090223/bs_prweb/prweb2156224_3 (Yahoo News)

  3. scantron Says:

    you are awesome for taking the time to talk about this, just wanted to tell you. hope the turn out was huge!

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