Teachers, South-Central Kentuckians Hold “Won’t Be Bullied By Bevin” Press Conference in Bowling Green To Hold Bevin Accountable
Ahead of tonight’s gubernatorial debate, south-central Kentucky teachers and workers held a press conference in Bowling Green for the third stop on the statewide “Won’t Be Bullied By Bevin” tour to call out Matt Bevin for his harmful record of insulting teaches and attacking working families. The “Won’t Be Bullied By Bevin” tour began last week and has stopped in Henderson and Pikeville.
“As we enter the final weeks until Election Day, south-central Kentuckians are delivering a very clear message to Matt Bevin – that teachers and working families are not going to stand for his personal insults and attacks on teachers and public education,” said State Representative Patti Minter. “As an educator with a state pension, I know how personal this is for families like mine. This governor’s callous attacks and insults demonstrate that he does not respect working families.”
“With two public school systems, a large public university, and a community college here in Bowling Green, we know how vital public education is to communities like ours, and we deserve a governor who will support public education instead of attacking it,” said Dave Strode, a public school teacher. “Teachers like me know who is supportive. Matt Bevin has proven that he isn’t, while Andy Beshear will be in our corner every day as governor.”