Andy Beshear on Civil Rights



Restore voting rights to non-violent offenders

In our first month in office, my administration took immediate action: I restored voting rights to more than 140,000 Kentuckians that had committed nonviolent felonies. It's time to pass a constitutional amendment that automatically restores voting rights to non-violent offenders that complete their sentences.
Source: 2020 Kentucky State of the State address , Jan 14, 2020

Diversity isn't a buzz word; it's a value

And I have been intentional about building an inclusive cabinet that reflects the people of Kentucky and who will represent their interests. Diversity isn't a buzz word or a metric. It's a value. It makes us a better government and makes our state more attractive to investment.
Source: 2020 Kentucky State of the State address , Jan 14, 2020

Government works best with a wide range of voices

Diversity and Inclusiveness: I believe that our state government works best when people with a wide range of voices and backgrounds have a seat at the table. I'm proud to lead an AG's office in which more than 60% of the leadership positions are held by women or people of color. As governor, my office and my cabinet will reflect the growing diversity of our great state.
Source: 2019 Kentucky Gubernatorial campaign website AndyBeshear.com , May 2, 2019

Marriage equality for whomever you love

Marriage Equality: I support the right of all Kentuckians to marry the person they love. Discrimination is wrong and it's time to turn the page on a governor who seeks to divide us and demean those he disagrees with.
Source: 2019 Kentucky Gubernatorial campaign website AndyBeshear.com , May 2, 2019

60% of AG leadership were women or minorities

La Casita, a Latinx activist group, hosting a bilingual forum for the governor's race, brought up the issue of racial profiling, or "driving while brown," and asked the candidates what they would do to combat racial profiling within the Kentucky State Police.

Adam Edelen said the issue stems from police departments that don't reflect the diversity of the communities they represent.

Beshear's representative said 60% of Beshear's leadership in the attorney general's office are women and people of c

Source: Insider Louisville blog on 2019 Kentucky governor's race , Apr 26, 2019

Other governors on Civil Rights: Andy Beshear on other issues:
KY Gubernatorial:
Adam Edelen
Alison Grimes
Ben Chandler
Elaine Chao
Jim Gray
Matt Bevin
Robert Goforth
Rocky Adkins
KY Senatorial:
Amy McGrath
C. Wesley Morgan
Jim Gray
Mary Ann Tobin
Mitch McConnell
Rand Paul
Steven Cox

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D;resigned) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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