Saturday, May 07, 2016
Win Attica Win!
As many of you long time readers know, I spent nearly nine years living in Louisville, and TransGriot actually started there. I also met and made friends with some wonderful people while I was there in Kentuckiana.
One of those people I got to know was Attica Woodson Scott. We kept bumping into each other as I settled into my Louisville life after moving there in September 2001 and I got involved in the Louisville liberal progressive political scene and activist circles. She's been there for me and the Kentucky trans, bi and SGL community as a staunch activist, organizer, and ally when we needed support.
And she's a cool person on top of that.
While on Metro Council, she sponsored the Louisville Living Wage ordinance, efforts to ban the box and led efforts to increase affordable housing. Attica has been an ally not only of our Louisville TBLG community, but seniors, our union brothers and sisters, and JCPS teachers. Former state Rep. Eleanor Jordan and my former state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian have endorsed her, and Scott has an ever lengthening list of endorsements backing her campaign
I am happy to see her take on a 34 year DINO incumbent in Rep. Tom Riner who is not an ideological fit for the diverse west side District 41 and alarmingly bragged at a recent debate about not having caucused with the Democrats since the 90's. Riner was also responsible for hooking Kim Davis up with her Liberty Counsel attorneys and I'm surprised he hasn't jumped to the GOP.
Hope the voters of District 41 will agree with me on May 17 and give Attica Scott the opportunity to serve them in Frankfort.