Protesters rally for truth in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A group of local organizers planned a sister rally here in Lexington for the National March for Truth.
More than 100 people met here in front of the Fayette Circuit Courthouse this afternoon to rally for truth and transparency in all levels of government.
Protesters armed with signs and flags gathered in downtown Lexington to call on elected officials to be more open and transparent with their constituents.
“We have found that there are many many ways not to tell the truth. People skirt the truth, politicians skirt the truth. They don’t really lie necessarily but they don’t tell you the whole truth,” said Jane Eller with Indivisible Bluegrass.
The rally hosted by Indivisible Bluegrass and Together We Will Bluegrass gave people a platform to speak out on issues where they believed elected officials had failed them.
“We wanted to participate in it because we believe that it’s important that we hold our representatives to the truth. We believe that the represent us as the people and they shouldn’t be representing themselves and hiding information from us,” said Julie Martinez with Together We Will Bluegrass.
Much of the content of this rally was focused on President Trump, questioning his administrations ties to Russia and his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.
“I hope that our government will always seek the truth and stay transparent rather than hiding,” said Mayla McKeehan, a protester.
In addition to calling for more transparency, protesters also looked to educate people on how to find reliable news sources.
“First of all people just start looking at a variety of news sources. That’s always a great idea. Don’t get your news from just one place,” said Martinez.
In addition to participating in rallies like this organizers tell me they encourage people on both sides of the aisle to try and become more politically active everyday.