Happy New Year! EdChoice KY is excited about all the possibilities the New Year presents to bring Scholarship Tax Credits to Kentucky, giving more students the opportunity to be in the classroom that best fits their needs. Yesterday, the Kentucky General Assembly kicked off their legislative session and we expect Scholarship Tax Credits to be on the agenda.
For several years, House Floor Leader Bam Carney has championed Scholarship Tax Credits and worked hard to get them passed. Unfortunately, Rep. Carney fell ill last month, and he is continuing to fight for recovery. We pass our sincere prayers and thoughts to him and his family as they go through this time.
While we continue our public advocacy efforts, it will be crucial for us to work closely with leadership in determining the appropriate path forward legislatively in light of Representative Carney’s absence. We have been in touch with leadership and will provide an update as soon as we learn more.
Get Involved and Take Action!
Meanwhile, momentum is continually growing for Scholarship Tax Credits, and we encourage our supporters to act quickly. Contact your Representative and Senator and encourage them to support Scholarship Tax Credits in the 2020 General Assembly. You can find your legislators here. Also, our website has a very helpful resource page which is your one-stop page for all the basics in regard to Scholarship Tax Credits. The information found here can be very useful for when you are talking to your legislators.
Miss Virginia Screening Details
National School Choice Week (NSCW) has selected Louisville for a screening of Miss Virginia on Tuesday, January 28th. Virginia Walden Ford will be joining us for the event. The movie is based on her true-life fight for school choice.
The free screening will take place at the Kentucky Science Center and will begin at 6:00 p.m. You can find the digital invitation from the Miss Virginia Screening here along with a link to RSVP. Please use this link to RSVP for the event and share with others encouraging them to do so as well. Attendees will enjoy private access to the Kentucky Science Center, starting at 5:00 p.m. Free popcorn and soda will be served.