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Jim Gray on Civil Rights

2004 former Libertarian challenger for Senate (CA)

 


Pay equity for women; and raise the minimum wage

Jim's family's business invests in our people. As a country we need to do the same. Wages need to get moving in the right direction again, whether it's raising the minimum wage--which we've done in Lexington-- pay equity for women, or encouraging companies to see the value in investing more in their employees. Kentuckians who work hard and do their best should be able to afford a happy and healthy life, which means enough money for a secure retirement, a good education for their kids, and a comfortable home to raise a family.

We can rebuild the American Dream by growing our economy and creating more good paying jobs. That's what Jim has done his entire life and that's what he'll do for Kentucky in the US Senate.

Source: 2016 Kentucky Senate campaign website, GrayForKentucky.com , Aug 8, 2016

Openly gay mayor of Lexington: not all are anti-gay

Jim Gray, the openly gay mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, wants you to know that, despite Kim Davis' crusade, you shouldn't stereotype everyone in the Bluegrass State as bigoted and antigay. Last week he became the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, winning almost 60% of the vote and easily beating six other candidates. He'll now go up against GOP senator Rand Paul in the general election in November.

"Well, I would first say there's no place for bigotry and prejudice and discrimination, and it always threatens liberty and justice and freedom," he said in an interview, discussing Kentucky's Democratic voters rallying around him. "I won the primary, [winning in] every county in the state. And we expect momentum heading into the fall. And I see people across the state who are interested in the issues that are really pressing issues.

Source: Huffington Post on 2016 Kentucky Senate race , May 24, 2016

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