Leading up to the 2012 election, the Kentucky Young Democrats will be profiling chapters, members, and leadership so members, potential members, and supporters can see what KYD is all about!
The Pulaski County Young Democrats are about more than politics. We're about making a positive difference in the lives of every Kentuckian. Since 2007, we have worked hard to elect more Democrats and influence public policy to reflect our Progressive values. Our members believe in equal opportunities and equal rights. We believe in the right to a world-class education, affordable and accessible health care, welfare programs for those who need it the most, and equal rights for all.
In January of 2012, the Pulaski County Young Democrats traveled to Frankfort and met with elected representatives from Pulaski County to discuss legislation that we supported, including education reform and protections for the LGBT community. We made sure our representatives knew what we stand for, and they got the message.
In May of 2012, the Pulaski County Young Democrats unanimously approved a resolution in support of the City of Somerset going wet on June 26th. But we didn't just endorse it, we worked for it. We knocked on doors and made sure young people got out to vote. Because of our efforts, the City of Somerset went wet with over 700 votes.
We might not be the largest chapter in the state, but we have a great deal of enthusiasm. Our members are fired up and ready to go to Re-Elect President Obama and State Representative Terry Mills, as well as send Kenneth Stepp to represent Kentucky's 5th District in Congress. We're going directly to the voters, telling them what Democrats have done for them. It's going to be a tough fight, but it's one worth fighting! We hope you'll join us in this endeavor.