What message do I leave for my Kentucky State Legislator?

 

When you call the Kentucky Legislative Message Line (1-800-372-7181), an operator will ask you your name, your address, and phone number. Then he/she will ask who you would like to leave a message for and what the message is.
Here is an example of what you might say:
“This message is for Rep. ________ (replace with your KY representative’s name), AND 
Sen. _________ (replace with your KY senator’s name.)*
If you don’t know who your Kentucky representatives are, either click here to find out, or ask the operator to help you.
The message is:
Please support legislation that would allow Kentucky's family caregivers to defer jury duty.
(A family caregiver would be defined as a parent/guardian of a child under 6 or someone who cares for a disabled or elderly relative.)

We really need this legislation in Kentucky because:
(use any one of the reasons below):

  • A jury service commitment is very unpredictable, which makes it extremely difficult to obtain suitable all-day childcare/care for dependent family member.

  • Substitute care arrangements for children or family members (for jury duty) places a financial hardship on families with only one source of income.

  • Currently, 22 states and U.S. Territories have ‘family friendly jury duty’ laws, and Federal courts currently have similar policies in 76 percent of their jurisdictions.
    Why doesn’t our state follow this precedent?

  • A frantic mother would not make a good juror!

  • This is good legislation for Kentucky's families, it won't disrupt our court system, PLUS – it won’t cost taxpayers a dime!

You’ve just read how easy it is to contact your Kentucky State Legislator (and how to state your case when you do) by using Kentucky’s Toll-free Legislative Message Line.

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(1-800-372-7181)

 

Last updated Thursday August 09, 2007

 

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