This week, I had the opportunity to speak with a reporter from WAVE 3 about my ongoing fight to protect consumers against some for-profit colleges. You can watch the story here. In it, single mother Michelle Moffitt shares her own story of being left unemployed and in debt following her experience with National College. I sincerely believe some for-profit schools in Kentucky have violated the Commonwealth's consumer protection act by taking advantage of students just like Michelle. That's why my office has filed civil lawsuits against three of the schools and is investigating others. I am very proud of our continuing efforts to get relief for students.
Additionally, I sat down with a reporter from National Public Radio's Marketplace on Tuesday to discuss the issues that have arisen between for-profit institutions and veterans. Last year, my office led a bipartisan effort against QuinStreet, Inc. and the company's predatory practices, which resulted in a $2.5 million settlement and a win for veterans. You can read more about the settlement here. Also, listen for our story with Marketplace to air on radio stations nationwide very soon.
Wednesday marked 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic "I Have a Dream" address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a monument built in honor of a great Kentuckian. May we all remember Dr. King's legacy, recognize his achievements for civil rights and be reminded that he is proof one person can help change the world.
Elizabeth and I will use this upcoming holiday weekend to spend time with our two girls. I hope you will have the opportunity to do the same with your family, as you soak up the last few days of summer. We should also take time to pause and celebrate our American laborers, who work tirelessly for the betterment of our Commonwealth and our country. Please have an enjoyable and safe Labor Day weekend.
Lastly, I would like to wish all of our great college football teams across Kentucky the best of luck as this new season gets underway!