June 22, 2018 Media

Scott stands with Kentuckians left out and left behind

Rep. Attica Scott stands with all Kentuckians who have been left out and left behind.

In 2016, Scott defeated a 34-year incumbent to become the first Black woman in nearly 20 years to serve in the state legislature.

She’s seeking re-election for the state’s 41st House District representing part of Jefferson County.

Scott’s advocacy for the underserved and underrepresented started years before joining the statehouse.

In 2010, Scott graduated from the first class of Emerge Kentucky which prepares Democratic women to run for office and was recognized as a “Connector” by Leadership Louisville as a civic and non-profit community leader.

She was awarded the 2011 national “Woman of Vision” Award by the Ms. Foundation for Women. Scott was a 2013 member of the Bingham Fellows of Leadership Louisville and was a featured Daughter of Greatness at the Muhammad Ali Center.

In 2014, she helped to pass pivotal legislation on Louisville Metro Council including a Ban the Box ordinance and the historic minimum wage ordinance, as well as a resolution to restore voting rights to Kentuckians who have served their debt to society.

In 2015, she was named a West Louisville Connector by the Leadership Louisville Center.

“I am running for reelection because District 41 and my neighbors across Kentucky deserve a state representative who will stand with LGBTQ+ folks, people of color, people living in poverty, public employees, young people and all of us who have been left out and left behind,” Scott said.

“I believe in fairness, equity, raising the wage, collective bargaining, affordable housing, women’s reproductive rights, public education, common sense gun safety, immigrant rights, restoration of voting rights and more. We are all in this together.”

Scott and Rep. George Brown recently requested an opinion by the Attorney General’s Office on the legality of denying Kentuckians involved with the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign entry into the Capitol.

She currently serves on the Education; Local Government; and Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committees; and State Government and Transportation Work Group during the interim session. She served as an English immersion teacher in Taining County, Fujian Province, China (2015), was an Adjunct Faculty member at Jefferson Community and Technical College (2013-15), and an Adjunct Faculty member at Bellarmine University (2009-11).

Scott is a certified anti-racism trainer through Crossroads Ministry and the Commission on Religion in Appalachia. Her proudest accomplishment is being a mom to Advocate and Ashanti.

For more information about Scott visit her campaign’s website, Facebook page or follow her on Twitter.