LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A conference call with members of the press allowed a former union president to stump for Senator Bernie Sanders in Kentucky.
Larry Cohen, former president of the Communications Workers of America went to bat for Sanders, talking about labor in Kentucky. Cohen spoke about Sanders’ plans to put Americans back to work, including those in Kentucky and West Virginia’s shrinking coal industries.
“When we talk about an economy where large numbers of people are left out, an economy that the past in Kentucky based so much on tobacco and coal. What else can supplement tobacco and coal? We’re not getting rid of them but what else can supplement them as we go forward, ” asks Cohen.
He was joined on the line by a campaign manager for Sanders in Kentucky. According to her, plans are for volunteers to be out knocking on doors all weekend long ahead of Tuesday’s primary.