Together Frankfort's April 2017 Events
On April 11, Together Frankfort's Partnership Committee arranged for Kay Tillow, of Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care, to speak to local citizens. Held at Frankfort's Kentucky State University, the local cable television network filmed the presentation and broadcast the show twice in the following weeks.
This educational program increased Together Frankfort's awareness of the need to contact our Members of Congress. Hundreds of area citizens began contacting Congressman Andy Barr about the healthcare proposal before the U.S. House of Representatives at that time.
March for Science - On Saturday, April 22, members of Together Frankfort participated in the March for Science, a non-partisan, inclusive movement to advocate academic freedom and the ability to publish scientific findings without penalty or threat. Organizing scientists emphasized the importance using their voices to continue the pursuit of scientific investigation, discussion, and debate.
The rally and march, held at the Fayette County Courthouse Plaza, included the following speakers:
Dr. Trent Garrison: Introduction and announcements
Dr. Frank Ettensohn: On science for kids, a Natural History Museum.
Dr. Anita Fernander: On the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in science.
Daniel Phelps: On climate change, evolution, Earth, and moving forward.
Dr. Lauren Cagle: On fighting climate change denialism.
Frankfort's own Rep. Derrick Graham: On science education.
After the rally, a march proceeded through downtown Lexington, ending at the 5/3 Pavilion, where a variety of local organizations shared information and children enjoyed science activities.
U. S. Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr’s Town Hall
On Monday, April 24, several Together Frankfort members traveled to Lexington's Lafayette High School to participate in Rep. Andy Barr's Town Hall on healthcare.