Senate candidate Booker attends ‘Stop Evictions’ Rally

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Tenants Union held a ‘Stop Evictions and Cancel Rent Rally’ Saturday  to help those feeling lost over a lack of control when it comes to their housing.

Speakers shared personal stories of issues with landlords, evictions and gentrification.
Former Kentucky state representative Charles Booker, who is challenging U.S. Se. Rand Paul in next year’s election, was there, announcing a “Big vision for Kentucky” on how to protect housing, the environment, the economy, public safety and health with what he termed a “Kentucky New Deal.”

“This is a time where there is so much pain, there’s so much frustration. People have lost loved ones, unemployment was at historic levels and in the midst of this pandemic one of the most important things you can have is a roof over your head and so this eviction moratorium was protecting lives, Kentuckians, and to suspend it to end it is something we just can’t accept,” said Booker.

Booker added that he doesn’t agree with congress ending the moratorium and thinks it has a responsibility act.

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