As we try to #StopCharters in Kentucky, here are the people you need to contact on the Education Committees.

Contacting Your Leges: You can call the LRC Message Line at (800) 372-7181 to leave a message. (Add this to your phone, so it’s always handy!)

When you call, give your name, address, and ZIP code, and that you don’t need a response. This is info that they have to have, and giving it up front saves them time. Follow that by telling who you want to get a message to, by title and name (“Senator Smith”). Finally, a simple statement like “I am asking Senator Smith to vote NO on HB22.” It’s always better when you know the bill number.

For charters, though, in addition to calling your own reps, you need to call the members of the Education Committees in each house. Here they are, with links to their pages on the LRC site. Leave a message for EACH of them with the message that you are opposed to all three bills on charter schools, and that you want them to put our public education funding back to where it was in 2000.

Senate Education Committee

House Education Committee

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs ( and He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.