October 22, 2019 Blog, Press Release

Kentucky Teachers Hold “Won’t Be Bullied By Bevin” Press Conference in Lexington, Call Out Bevin for Attacking Public Education

On the heels of her lieutenant governor’s debate victory, Jacqueline Coleman joined Kentucky teachers and workers in the labor community for a press conference in Lexington for the fifth stop on the statewide “Won’t Be Bullied By Bevin” tour to hold Matt Bevin accountable for his disastrous record of insulting teaches and attacking working families. The “Won’t Be Bullied By Bevin” tour has previously visited Henderson, Pikeville, Bowling Green, and Paducah.

“As the only active educator in the race, respecting teachers and strengthening public education isn’t just a matter of principle to me – it’s personal, and I’m proud to stand with teachers calling to end the bullying today,” said Jacqueline Coleman. “Teachers work around the clock to give our children a quality education, and the last thing they need is a governor who insults and bullies them. A Beshear/Coleman administration will always give teachers a seat at the table.”

“With only two weeks until the election, teachers across the commonwealth are sending a resounding message to Matt Bevin: we will not be insulted anymore,” said Jessica Hiller, a teacher in Lexington. “As a teacher, I know a bully when I see one, and Matt Bevin’s attack on myself and other educators wouldn’t be acceptable in a classroom, let alone the governor’s mansion. I look forward to supporting Andy Beshear on November 5 who will support public education and never attack our families.”