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What's up with the gay agenda in Kentucky?

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It might be surprising, but the smallest town in Kentucky not only elected a gay mayor, but they also passed a LGBT fairness ordinance, too. 

0:00 - 1:07: Just what is Vicco, KY, and who is their mayor?

1:30 - Just what do the people think of Mayor Cummings? 

2:02 - Cummings introduces an LGBT fairness ordinance to the council. 

2:30 - But who stands against it? The local pastor. He's against the entire deal. Why, they should even go back in the closet, according to him.

3:07 - What do the people of Vicco say about the ordinance? 

3:56 - Rush Limbaugh calls it the gay mafia. 

4:40 - The rights ordinance did pass 3-1 through the city council

5:13 - The council, all heterosexual, voted it in.

It's an amazing moment for small-town America. 

Do you have a story about LGBT tolerance in unlikely places? Share your story in the comments!

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MUST WATCH: Woman Tearful Explains To John McCain What Republican Policies Are Doing to Real Americans

This is exactly why Democrats can not join Republicans in their crusade to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid... It's heartless. WATCH this then add your name to our campaign to expand Social Security not cut it Add your name here.

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VIDEO: John Oliver's not likin' it.

<i><b>Edit</b>: The original video we were using in this link was faulty. Check it out directly on The Daily Show's website!</i>

0:40 - Uses CNN to introduce the issue

1:15 - Says what we're all thinking

1:45 - McDonald's made $5.5 billion last year. Sooo they can't pay a living wage because?

3:00 - We apparently can't have a living wage for fast food workers because it removes the incentive to work harder

4:25 - Fox News points out that if we had a stronger economy, minimum wage workers would be paid better! Right? #ThanksObama

5:17 - Fox also doesn't know that the average age of a fast food worker is 28, and that the $2/hour wage in 1974 (adjusted for inflation) would be, Gasp!, over $9/hour in today's terms!

7:10 - More on Fox? Yeah, more on Fox. Some protesters had children, and apparently it's not McDonald's problem that those kids need to be fed. 

Sure, John Oliver's take is hilarious. But the reality is that fast food workers across the country work for suppressed wages, and it's wrong. 

Sign the petition, and let these workers strike without fear of retaliation! 

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VIDEO: This senior's Social Security story moved her to tears


Sheryl Tenicat, of Des Moines, starts her story at the 2:00 mark... 

“$624 a month. That’s what I live on. 99 of that goes to my Medicare Part ‘A’ and ‘B’. After I get my check in two weeks, it’s gone. I have nothing. I live on what I eat here (at the senior center). I don’t want my cost of living cut because I’ve paid in since I was 16.”

Sheryl's story is all too common. Many seniors' sole source of income is through Social Security, and threats to cut their benefits force them to risk poverty and make them food-insecure. 

Add your name, and send a message to Washington that we need to expand Social Security benefits, not cut them!

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It gets worse -- for Mitch McConnell

Note: This is from Jay Henderson, field deputy

Thanks to you and all of us at DFA, Senator Mitch McConnell had a very bad week.

After we released polling showing McConnell losing his bid for reelection, their campaign spent the rest of the week on defense fending off question after question from the local Louisville Courier-Journal to the national U.S. News and World Report.

The Huffington Post, Politico, The Hill, Talking Points Memo, The Atlantic, Washington Times... if you name a major media outlet, they probably covered it. McConnell's defense? "They have concocted another fictitious poll that has no basis in reality."

Keep dreaming Mitch. As members of the media pointed out, our polling firm was "lauded for its accuracy during the 2012 election cycle."

Contribute right now to keep the pressure on and send Mitch McConnell packing. 

Oh, but it gets worse -- for Mitch McConnell.

On the heels of our polling, a second poll was released showing the same results. Suddenly the campaign isn't being quite so bullish to claim fraud and even the Cook Political Report, a prominent nonpartisan outlet that analyzes elections and is followed closely by the Washington establishment, moved the race into the "Toss Up" category.

The fact is five-term incumbent, Senate Minority Leader, king of the filibuster, and chief architect of Republican gridlock Mitch McConnell is losing his race for reelection in Kentucky.

This is a huge opportunity. If we can keep Republicans on defense, even in a red state, their path to winning control of the Senate gets that much harder.

Help us send Mitch packing with a contribution of $15.

This was a bad week for Mitch McConnell. Let's make sure the rest of the year only gets worse.

Jay

Jay Henderson, Field Deputy
Democracy For America
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