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Call your legislators and ask them to vote on these bills in ways that protect and expand civil rights and liberties. Every phone call counts. If you have time, call every day!

Learn more about calling the Legislative Message Line.


SUPPORT THESE BILLS

LGBTQ Equality

  • HB199 and SB85, Protect LGBTQ youth from "conversion therapy"
  • HB225 and SB130, Protect all LGBTQ Kentuckians from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation
  • HB468, Restore benefits to LGBTQ veterans that were discharged for who they are

Smart Justice

  • HB284, Successful Supervision Act
  • HB10, Independent review board for police shootings
  • HB43, Ban the Box
  • HB62, Fix to 'Gang Bill' passed in 2019
  • HB222, Automatic expungement of some past convictions
  • HB322, Transparency when law enforcement seizes a person's assets
  • HB327, Expungement of charges if person is acquitted or charges are dismissed
  • HB368, Ends ban on Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) money for people with past felony convictions.
  • HB389, Makes it easier for doctors to give people in recovery for substance use disorder the treatment they need.
  • SB154, Bans use of death penalty against people who have severe mental illness
  • HB617, Alternative to Marsy's Law
  • HB563, Discretion to adjust punishments for people with multiple felony convictions.
  • SB235, Gives juries the discretion to adjust punishments to better fit a crime when sentencing guidelines are too harsh.

  • HB552, Requires law enforcement to consider all other alternatives before putting a person on probation or parole back in jail or prison.

Juvenile Justice

  • HB22, Ends corporal punishment in schools
  • HB147, Ends solitary confinement of juveniles
  • SB87, Ends automatic transfer of some kids from juvenile system to adult system

Voting Rights

  • HB6, Restoration of Voting Rights
  • HB78, Expanded early voting
  • HB326, Kentucky Fair Maps Act

Reproductive Freedom Project

  • HB138, Maternal CARE Act

OPPOSE THESE BILLS

Attacks on LGBTQ Equality

  • SB90 and HB501, Discriminatory healthcare denial 
  • SB114 and HB459, Bans transgender kids from participating in sports
  • HB132, Anti-trans bathroom bill
  • HB321, Bans doctors from providing affirming care for transgender kids

Attacks on Justice Reform

  • HB1, Discriminatory attack on public assistance
  • HB361, Allows transfer of incarcerated people only when overcrowding in jail or prison hits 150%. Transfer should happen as soon as capacity hits 100%.
  • SB15, Marsy's Law
  • SB58, Limit to pardon powers, sometimes the only way to free an innocent person

Attacks on Juvenile Justice Reform

  • HB557, Expands powers of school resource officers - who are already required to be armed with a firearm - to go beyond school facilities.

Restrictions on Speech

  • SB182, Limits right to record video in public spaces

Mixing Church and State

  • SB143, Directs every school district to establish a moment of silence at the commencement of each day in all public schools.

Restriction of Voting Rights

  • SB2, Mandatory Voter ID Bill
  • SB62, Exclusionary voting rights amendment to Kentucky Constitution

Attacks on Abortion Access

  • HB67, Amendment to KY Constitution banning abortion
  • HB142, Abortion gag rule
  • HB370, HB391, HB451, and SB9 - Unnecessary, burdensome regulations on abortion providers

Attacks on Immigrants

  • SB1 and HB51, Family Separation Bills

Why do phone calls matter?

When you call legislators to tell them how you would like them to vote on a certain bill, they receive a physical piece of green or red paper representing your view. These are called “green slips” and “red slips”. When several people call about a bill, a legislator will have stacks of each color paper. Many lawmakers say they are influenced by how many green or red slips they receive. These slips are what make phone calls so effective.

Green slips and red slips

What to expect:

Calling the Legislative Message line is toll-free and only takes a minute. You don't even have to know your legislators' names. Be prepared to share your address so operators can send your message to the right place. 

What to say:

It's best if you know the bill numbers you want lawmakers to support or oppose before you call. All you have to say is something simple like "I would like my legislators to vote no on HB67 and SB9. I would like them to vote yes on HB199 and SB65."

When to call:

The Legislative Message Line is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the legislative session. Every phone call counts. If you have time, call every day!