Emerge Kentucky to Host “Women Turning Kentucky Blue” March 8th in Louisville

March 4, 2014

Fundraiser Honors Emerge Kentucky’s Five-Year Anniversary

 LOUISVILLE – Emerge Kentucky will celebrate its five-year anniversary on Saturday, March 8 in Louisville with a dinner at the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage.

The event will highlight many firsts for women in Kentucky politics including the 30th anniversary of Governor Martha Layne Collins being sworn in as the first woman governor in the Commonwealth, the election of Representative Sannie Overly as the first woman to serve in House Leadership, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will address the crowd.  Grimes is running to be the first woman U.S. Senator from Kentucky. 

This event will benefit Emerge Kentucky, an organization focused on recruiting and training Kentucky Democratic women to run for public office, and honor its 85 alumnae, 22 current class members, and 31 Emerge women on the ballot in 2014.  

WHAT:            Women Turning Kentucky Blue: Celebrating Five Years of Emerge Kentucky

WHO:              Former Governor Martha Layne Collins, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Former Auditor Crit Luallen, Representative Sannie Overly, and Additional Distinguished Kentucky Leader

WHEN:            Saturday, March 8, 2014 – Reception at 5:30 PM,  Dinner at 7:00 PM

WHERE:          The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY

For more information, contact:  [email protected].


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