NK Forum to focus on 2013 legislative session

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For immediate release…
Tuesday – Jan. 15, 2013

Northern Kentucky Forum to Focus on
2013 Kentucky Legislative Session

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky Forum will hold its first event of the New Year on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Academy auditorium (1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills).

“Our State, Our Voice: The 2013 Kentucky General Assembly” will provide an opportunity for the public to hear about the leading issues of the 2013 session of the Kentucky House and Senate, and to learn how to communicate with lawmakers about those issues.

Northern Kentucky Forum Board Chair Tara Ford explained, “A community discussion on the Kentucky General Assembly has become an annual event for the Northern Kentucky Forum because we think it is critical for Northern Kentuckians to know what goes on in Frankfort and how they can express their opinions and get involved.”

This forum will be a conversation with several of Northern Kentucky's state legislators, moderated by Ryan Alessi, host of Insight Cable Television's nightly show “Pure Politics.” In addition, Rob Weber of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) will be on hand to provide a citizen's “how to” guide for following legislation and contacting lawmakers.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Chris McDaniel (Republican), newly elected to the 23rd Senate District representing Northern Kenton County.
  • Arnold Simpson (Democrat), representing Covington-based 65th House District since 1994.
  • Adam Koenig (Republican), 69th House District representative since 2007 representing portions of Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties.

As with all Forum events, there will be opportunities for audience members to share their opinions and ask questions of the panelists.

“The Northern Kentucky Forum has a track record of bringing residents together to discuss issues of common concern,” said Sen. McDaniel. “I am honored to take part in their upcoming event highlighting the 2013 session of the General Assembly. I hope that the citizens of our region will take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss issues that are important to them with their elected officials.”

In advance of the event, northern Kentuckians are invited to take an online poll. Visit http://nkyforum.org and click the link to the poll. It’s quick and it adds your voice to the dialogue.

Doors for the Jan. 22 Forum event open at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested but not required to engage@nku.edu. For more information, visit http://www.nkyforum.org.

About the Northern Kentucky Forum
The Northern Kentucky Forum is a partnership of the Northern Kentucky University Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Vision 2015 and Legacy - three nonpartisan groups in Northern Kentucky dedicated to public engagement. The Forum conducts several "public square" events each year around current events and public policy in locations across Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties. Forum events are free and the Northern Kentucky community as a whole.

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