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Teachers Hold Rally To Encourage Voters

Posted at 5:42 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 05:42:14-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Teachers are among those urging people to get out and vote Tuesday.

Monday night, teachers held a roadside rally in downtown Lexington.

The rally was pushing Kentuckians to vote for public education.

It’s no secret, that teachers and Governor Matt Bevin have had their disagreements on pensions and the teachers that spoke to LEX 18 are hoping this election will change that.

They also say we need to see a higher percentage of voter participation to ensure that Kentucky is the best version of itself.

“My goal would be 100 percent, but I know that’s not really going to happen,” said Jessica Laythan. “We need everybody to do their part and there are so many people who are not voting in the primary and that is, that is hurting us terribly.”

In the 2015 primary, about 399,000 voters turned out to vote.