Turn Kent Blue 2014 Summit
The KCDP “Turn Kent Blue” Committee sponsored a messaging summit on May 3. The summit was titled, “What Matters to you?”
Various local constituencies, such as Senior Citizens, Students, African-American, Faith-based, Latino, LGBT and others met to discuss issues important to them.
A major goal of the summit was to create a community of cooperative individuals and groups that could then formulate unified messages in a coordinated campaign to be used throughout the 2014 election process.
Groups also discussed suggestions for organizing, funding, and finding volunteers.
Watch a video below that summarizes the summit event, and below the video are the notes collected at the summit…
2014 Summit Issue Group Ideas and Priorities
Economic Equality for the 99%
Pass the minimum wage to $10.10
Extend unemployment benefits
Refute the Paul Ryan budget
The disability community has Americans with continuing untapped potential
Access, dignity, choice and independence, housing, employment, community support and a fair income.
Concerns exist regarding testing and charter schools
Children benefit from a diverse professional education staff
Need to attract diversity
Love Your Child — Protect Our Planet
Clean Energy Today — Healthy Planet Tomorrow
Guns should be safe, legal and rare
Require background checks
Gun owners should be responsible and accountable
Open carry is intimidating to others
Certain areas should be off limits
Everyone deserves a healthy life
Equality in work + equality in housing = dignity
Fundamental equality in hiring and housing
Animosity exists in jobs and rental housing
Where will Grandma live, with you?
How secure is social security?
Want U. S. to be The Education Nation
Restructure student loan programs
College education affordable
Safe campuses, free of sexual assault and bullying
Urban living issues
Safe children, safe neighborhoods
Enforce the law consistently especially across racial lines
Civilian Appeals Board (assist/educate people to utilize their services, possibly a 30
R—Resources for veterans and their families in need
Q—Quality health care providers
C—Continuity of care across all services (physical, emotional, mental)
My self, My health, My decision
Same job, Same paycheck
When women vote, Democrats win
Working middle class
Prosperity begins with us
Protect the middle class
A strong, vibrant middle class is dying
The working middle class it the heart of the U.S.
Common ground identified by all groups together
Life with dignity
Public education for all
Safe and secure communities
All people and families matter
People come before corporations which are not persons
Livable income and a secure safety net where needed
Access to affordable and comprehensive health care for all