Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
is a community of people, inspired by
a Vision, building New Power and
a better future for all of us. Together,
we organize for a fair economy, a
healthy environment, new safe energy
and an honest democracy. Join us.

Shekinah Lavalle

How/Why/How long have you been involved with KFTC?

I've been an active member of KFTC for a little over a year now. I first learned about KFTC at the Kentucky Social Forum in 2009. I was there to see talk about single-payer health care and I noticed that there was a tax workshop scheduled right before the talk, so I attended. I started working on a project where members interviewed people at non-profit organizations to get an idea of how budget cuts effect their ability to provide services.

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