Past Actions

Petition to Help Disabled Miners and Widows

The Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, has been attacked by some members of Congress, who say they will repeal Obamacare.  The Act contained two important changes which helped coal miners and widows win black lung benefits claims.

  1. Lifetime benefits to widows of miners disabled by black lung.

Protect KU and LG&E ratepayers

Hello,

My name is Austin Norrid. I’m originally from Hopkinsville in western Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Kentucky I moved to Louisville, where I teach music.

Tell Senator McConnell: Keep our country's promise to coal miners

My name is Carl Shoupe and I’m a third generation coal miner, born and raised in Harlan County in eastern Kentucky. I’m writing to ask you to do one simple thing today to help support the pensions and health care for coal miners: sign a short statement of support that I will share with Senator Mitch McConnell.

Add your voice to protect health care for Kentuckians

Governor Matt Bevin is continuing his push to reshape Kentucky’s Medicaid program, that under his predecessor Steve Beshear led to one of the largest reductions of uninsured people in the U.S. 

Call to stop bad mine safety laws

Last week the Kentucky Senate passed two bills that essentially would shut down the state’s inspections of coal mines by eliminating required inspections (Senate Bill 297) and reducing safety training for mine foremen (Senate Bill 224).

Safe, Healthy Homes with URLTA

Everyone in Kentucky deserves a safe, healthy, secure home. With the help of allies in the Healthy Homes Coalition of Kentucky, a bill that has grown from KFTC’s Southern Kentucky Chapter’s work for safe, healthy housing has cleared a hurdle, and is gaining momentum.

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