Kentucky

Sunrise Movement Says Wins by Corporate Democrats Like McGrath and Hickenlooper Must Be ‘Moment of Reckoning’ for Progressives

After a pair of U.S. Senate candidates backed by the Sunrise Movement was defeated by more corporate-friendly centrists in recent Democratic primary races, the youth-led climate group’s political director expressed hope Wednesday that the losses would serve as “a moment of reckoning for the progressive movement, and that all of us reflect on what we …

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Voting Rights Advocates Warn of Impending ‘Disaster’ in Kentucky After Bid to Increase Slashed Number of Polling Sites Fails

Voting rights advocates sounded alarm Friday after a federal judge denied an effort to expand the number of polling places in Kentucky. The state, which holds a primary election on June 23 in which Democrats will determine the candidate to face off against Sen. Mitch McConnell, will have “[f]ewer than 200 polling places,” reported the …

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Louisville Lawmakers Ban No-Knock Warrants as Advocates Escalate Demand for Arrests of Three Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor

One day after the Louisville, Kentucky city council unanimously voted to ban no-knock warrants in the city, racial justice advocates intensified calls for the arrests of the three police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in March during such a raid. Breonna’s Law, approved by all 26 members of the council Thursday, will ban no-knock warrants …

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Progressive Democrat Charles Booker Gains Steam Against ‘Pro-Trump Democrat’ Amy McGrath in Bid to Take Down McConnell

A primary victory for Amy McGrath, the centrist Democrat running to challenge Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, is no longer seen as a “foregone conclusion” in Kentucky as progressive state legislator Charles Booker picked up key endorsements on Tuesday and his campaign continues to gather steam ahead of the June 23 election. Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and …

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