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Multiple Rallies Planned At State Capitol Wednesday

Posted at 6:41 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 07:41:22-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Another packed day is planned Wednesday at the Capitol in Frankfort, but we’re not just talking about the legislative agenda.

A couple organizations will once again take advantage of lawmakers coming back from the long recess to make their voices heard.

Animal activists in the Commonwealth say they are fed up after seeing Kentucky ranked last in animal protection laws for the 12th year in a row.

That’s why the group ‘Kentuckians Vote for Animals’ plans to rally here at the Capitol to show the legislature that laws must improve to protect animals from cruelty and neglect.

Participants will march up the Capitol steps at 1:30 p.m. then several speeches will be given

The group hopes that participants will also further their cause by making an appointment with their legislators.

Also, the ‘National Alliance on Mental Illness’ plans to hold their seventh annual rally for mental health in the Capitol rotunda.

Several members of the general assembly and some people who are in recovery from mental illness will be there to give speeches.

The alliance plans to share the work that is being done to further their mission in the Commonwealth, as well at highlight what they see as policy priorities for the regular session.

The Mental Health Advocacy Day rally is expected to start at 10:30 a.m.