Thank Legislators for Prioritizing Kids in 2017 Legislative Session

We applaud the Kentucky House and Senate for prioritizing kids in the 2017 legislative session.

The 2017 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children wins show the wide array of solutions that Kentucky kids need—prevention, intervention, efficient systems, two-generation approaches, and beyond—along with the broad common ground of the legislators who voted in support of these bills.

Please thank your legislators for passing these important pieces of legislation and prioritizing Kentucky children. Find who represents you in Frankfort here.

SB 120, sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield, will help parents who have served their time get back to work, not re-offend, and care for their children after reentry into the community. Find how your legislators voted on SB 120 here.

SB 195, sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield and championed in the House by Representative Joseph Fischer, will let kids who get back on track more easily expunge their records and not be held back from a brighter future. Find how your legislators voted on SB 195 here.

SB 236, sponsored by Senator Julie Raque Adams and championed in the House by Representative Addia Wuchner, will keep kids safer from abuse by closing gaps in background checks for public schools, youth camps, and in-home babysitters. Find how your legislators voted on SB 236 here.

HB 180, sponsored by Representative Addia Wuchner, will allow close family friends to serve as kinship caregivers. Find how your legislators voted on HB 180 here.

Three ways to thank your legislators:

  1. Call the legislative message line at 1-800-372-7181 and leave a message of thanks for your legislators.
  2. Email a thank you note to your legislators. Find their email address here.
  3. Write a thank you note to your legislators. Find their Frankfort office address on their bio pages here.