KDP Newsletter – The Democratic Insider – Dec. 20, 2017

General, Healthcare, Issues, Pensions, Political Corruption, Resources and Information, Social Justice
  Democratic Insider Dec. 20 Welcome new subscribers to this weekly newsletter! Thanks for those that continue to help me grow this list. Every newsletter contain news clips important for Democrats, a "Tools," section for your personal or county party's use, "Events and fundraisers," and "Messaging from DNC to you." To new subscribers and current ones, happy holidays from us at KDP to you. Spearheaded by our own Republican embarrassment, Mitch McConnell and crew gave President Trump the early Christmas present any scrooge could want — the greatest giveaway to the wealthy we've seen at least in my lifetime. We issued a statement today against it and will in the future pass on those issued statements to you, our central executive committee and party chairs. We want you to know…
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Sounding Off for Democracy: Bevin’s Pension Plan

Communications, General, Issues, Pensions, Political Corruption, Social Justice
Making Gov. Bevin Hear us: We will Not Go Down Without A Fight from Steve Champion We are not being beaten politically with better thinking. We are not occupied by a corrupt party with better policies. Our Democratic Ideals are not being shredded with more profound political science. They have only one thing. And they are using it masterfully to unravel our children's futures. UNITY. Whatever the cost, however distasteful, they have convinced nearly all 'conservatives' that they must stand together in lock-step in order to win. And they are doing both. Whatever the costs. However repugnant many of our good neighbors might find it to be. Though most of them are not racists, they'll stand with the racists for the sake of unity. Though most of them are not…
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Gov. Bevin holding Q&A on his Pension Proposal at Owensboro Convention Center

Issues, Pensions, Political Corruption
Gov. Bevin will be at the Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Building Convention Center at 11:30 AM for a Q&A on his Pension Proposal! Member of Indivisible-Owensboro plan to meet by 11:00 AM on the side walk with POT & PANS and signs, as well as phones ready to broadcast the whole even via Facebook LIVE. All this in order to make sure Governor Bevin, and those he is meeting with, will hear us and know that there is a mighty resistance to being stripped of our Pension System. At the very least, they will know that it's not going to be as easy as they thought. more info to come...
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Rob Wiederstein files Letter of Intent for KY House District 11

Candidate Recruitment, General, Issues
Rob Wiederstein Hopes to Restore Civility to Political Disagreement [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Rob Wiederstein: former Prosecuter, retired District Judge, and computer programmer.[/caption] Democrat Rob Wiederstein, former Prosecutor and retired District Judge, has official submitted a "Letter of Intent" to run for the office of Representative for Kentucky's State House District 11. This will allow him to begin raising and spending funds in order to "explore a run" for office prior to the official filing date of November 8th. As to his motivation for entering the race, Wiederstein says, "I’m exploring a run because of the loss of civility in modern politics. In the more sensationalist news sources like 24 hour cable news, they are normalizing confrontation, extremism, violence, divisiveness and rudeness in favor of ratings." Wiederstein is opposed to this mentality…
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Single-Payer Healthcare Explained: How It Would Work

Healthcare, Issues
From The Washington Post article:  Single-payer would drastically change health care in America. Here’s how it works. As Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continue in the background, some Democrats are starting to eye a new health policy goal: implementing a single-payer system. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a single-payer bill in mid-September with 16 Democratic co-sponsors — 16 more than he got when he introduced the bill two years earlier. But how is the health-care system funded now, and how would “single-payer” change that? Sanders’s bill takes universal coverage close to this extreme: The government insurance would cover so many services with such small co-pays that private insurance would be almost universally unnecessary. Accordingly, it would also be quite expensive — $32 trillion over 10…
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