Kentuckians: Please Watch KET Tonight and Call Your Elected Officials Tomorrow
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Industrial Hemp Topic on Kentucky Tonight at 8:00 pm EST
Please Call Your State Legislators Tomorrow in Support of SB 50

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo
Dear Reader,

Tonight: Just a reminder that Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and former Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller will be appearing on Kentucky Tonight this evening starting at 8:00 pm EST. They will be discussing the Senate industrial hemp farming bill, SB 50, alongside Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Dan Smoot with Operation UNITE. We are asking that everyone in Kentucky please watch and call in with questions regarding the proposed legislation. There are several ways to contact the program as follows:


Twitter: Tweet questions to @BILLKET and #kytonight


Email: You can send an email to or click on this link to send in a question through their web site:


By Phone: During the program you can call in with questions: 1-800-494-7605


Please remember that questions must come from someone willing to give both their first and last name, as well as home town and county.


Tomorrow: Please call the Kentucky Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181 to leave messages for your elected officials. You will need to give them your name and address. Once you are entered into the system, the information stays there so that they can quickly pull up your info and legislators in future calls. Tell them you want to leave a message for your legislators, and if you have a few extra seconds, ask them to leave a message for House Speaker Greg Stumbo as well. Consider leaving these messages:


* Please ask my lawmaker to vote in favor of Senate Bill 50, the Industrial Hemp bill. Hemp farming is good for our economy and the people of Kentucky.


* I support Commissioner Comer and the return of hemp farming and processing to the state. Please vote in favor of Senate Bill 50.


Here's the bonus messge we asked you to leave:


* Speaker Stumbo, please support our farmers and industry and support legislation to further the cause of industrial hemp.


These messages appear to the legislators in the form of green slips. A green slip is a small piece of paper about the size of a Post-It note. Every time a citizen leaves a message through the hotline, their legislator gets a green slip on their desk. The more green slips they get, the more they pay attention to an issue. Hemp will be hard to ignore, especially with Senator Mitch McConnell's support.


When you finish leaving a message in support of industrial hemp, please pass the information and phone number to friends and family and ask them to leave messages as well. You may call every day, every week, and as many times as you like. The message line is there for your use and is by far the most effective way to get your legislator on board with an issue. Again, the number for the legislative hotline is 1-800-372-7181 and the web site is Thank you so much for your support!


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