“United We Stand” rally is today

United We Stand

A pension rally sponsored by Kentucky United We Stand takes place today (March 12) on the steps of the state capitol in Frankfort. The theme of the rally is “Fund Us or Face Us,” and the point of the rally is to call on lawmakers to find the funding to properly fund the pensions without cutting benefits. The rally sponsors also are calling for tax and revenue reform before any changes are made to the pension systems, as “with proper funding the systems work and are sustainable.”

The event has a Facebook page where you can RSVP that you are attending. Currently the count of “interested or attending” stands at over 3,000.

Co-sponsors for today’s rally include

  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
  • KEA
  • BlueGrass Activists Alliance
  • Save Our Schools KY
  • KY United
  • Kentucky Government Retirees
  • Kentucky Public Retirees
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Greater Louisville Central Labor Council
  • Teamsters Local 783
  • Jefferson County Teachers Association
  • Kentucky State AFL-CIO
  • Jefferson County Association of Educational Support Personnel/AFSCME Local 4011
  • AFSCME Council 962
  • SEIU
  • Kentucky Public Pension Coalition
  • Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
  • Kentucky Initiative