BY MICHON LINDSTROM | KENTUCKY
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A rally to bring awareness to overdose deaths brought the two Kentucky Attorney General candidates together.
Fed Up! hosted the Fifth Annual International Overdose Death Awareness Day Rally in downtown Louisville where Democrat Greg Stumbo and Republican Daniel Cameron showed up to show support.
Both candidates have made ending the opioid epidemic in Kentucky a central part of their campaigns.
Stumbo used his past to encourage the crowd to trust him with Kentucky’s future.
“We sued Purdue Pharma in Pike Circuit Court the first attorney general in nation, and the first lawsuit that was brought against them,” Stumbo told the crowd. “I started that as a personal mission because I’ve seen the devastation it caused and I’m asking you for a chance to finish it.”
While Cameron proposed looking into the future with new ideas. Cameron announced if elected attorney general he would create a the Attorney General Ambassador’s Program, which would be a group of people in all 120 counties to go civic minded organizations to discuss the impact opioid addiction is having across country.
“Some of you are sitting here amongst us that have been impacted by the drug epidemic, have felt the scourge directly or indirectly,” Cameron said. “We want to work with you. We want to make sure with your leadership that we can get into our schools, our public and private schools and make sure children as they are growing up know this is not the way to go.”
Current Attorney General Andy Beshear also spoke at the event.