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Friday, April 06, 2007

Help Change For Kentucky support Jonathan Miller!

In late March, Change for Kentucky county organizers met in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to decide if we would endorse a candidate in the 2007 Kentucky gubernatorial primary. We went over candidate questionnaires, examined polling data taken from within our ranks, and met individually with six of the seven candidates for the Democratic Primary (in person or via video).

The decision was difficult. We had many fine candidates to choose between, each of whom would bring their own gifts to the office. By the end of the day, though, one candidate had emerged as the best person to lead Kentucky out of its current climate of political corruption, waste, and scandal: Jonathan Miller. In his time as State Treasurer, he has demonstrated that he is the sort of socially progressive, fiscally responsible candidate Change For Kentucky looks for.

You may think that all a treasurer does is watch our money. Jonathan Miller has done more. One of the projects he promised to bring to Kentuckians was a prepaid tuition program that would let parents pay tuition fees at today’s rates for children that would attend college years in the future. Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition, or KAPT, became a reality. In his time as treasurer, he has also created programs to increase the fiscal literacy of Kentuckians and pushed for legislation to halt predatory lending practices with Kentucky’s poor. His platform encompasses a much broader scope of ideas to benefit the citizens of our state.

To help Jonathan, however, we need your assistance. He faces six challengers in the Democratic Primary, many of them wealthy or well-connected to business. Please consider visiting our site and donating a few dollars so we can give Jonathan Miller the support he deserves! Even $15 would help us print flyers or provide water for our canvassers.

To learn more about Jonathan Miller and his running mate, Irv Maze, visit:

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the work they’ve already done, and the new ideas they have for Kentucky’s future.

Many thanks,


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