If you only have time to call about a few bills, here's a list of what we're watching closely this week.
Calling the Legislative Message Line is one of the most effective ways to share your opinion with lawmakers. It only takes a minute and you don't even have to know your legislators' names. The message is line is open 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. ET, Monday - Thursday, and 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET on Friday. If you have time, call every day!
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SUPPORT THESE BILLS:
- House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 30 to protect LGBTQ children from conversion "therapy"
- House Bill 21 and Senate Bill 4 to ban no-knock warrants except in extreme circumstances
- House Bill 50 to reduce barriers to mental health treatment
- House Bill 148 to abolish the use of the death penalty against people with severe mental illness
- House Bill 232 to restore voting rights to Kentuckians with past felony convictions who have completed their entire sentence, probation, and parole
- Senate Bill 36 to end mandatory transfer of children to adult court for some charges
- Senate Bill 84 to provide pregnant incarcerated people with the necessary resources for safe, healthy pregnancies
- Senate Bill 247 to allow cities to establish civilian review boards with subpoena power to hold law enforcement accountable
OPPOSE THESE BILLS:
- House Bill 309 to establish some police accountability measures while also interfering in local government decisions in Louisville
- House Bill 336 and 447 to prohibit healthcare providers from providing the care trans kids need
- House Bill 471 and Senate Bill 106 to ban trans children from sports
- House Bill 479 to allow the Attorney General to personally file protest-related charges against people, even when local prosecutors decline to do so
- House Bill 524 to prevent LGBTQ parents from adopting
- Senate Bill 11 to enhance criminal penalties for damage to rental properties
- Senate Bill 83 to allow any healthcare employee – from receptionists to physicians – to deny service to someone if it violates their personal beliefs
- Senate Bill 211 to enhance penalties for protest-related crimes, chilling free speech