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Make work pay for Kentuckians!

Right now, two economic tools are poised to make a tremendous difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Kentucky workers and their families – a state Earned Income Tax Credit and an increase in minimum wages. With your voice, it’s possible to push SB 155 and HB 1 and 191 through the Senate, and let them work to improve the lives of Kentuckians.

Lift every voice and ask the Senate to support HB 70

19 civil rights march 3.5.14As the Kentucky General Assembly enters the final days of the 2014 session, your voice is needed to help move voting rights legislation across the finish line.

Take Action

Please call the legislative message line today at 1-800-372-7181. Leave this message for your state senator: “I urge you to restore voting rights by supporting HB 70. Please ask your leadership to move this bill to a conference committee, and to reach a just agreement with the House. Now is the time.”

If you're not in Frankfort for KFTC's Economic Justice Lobby Day, call in!

KFTC members and allies are headed to Frankfort to speak out for policies that would build new economic power in Kentucky, and to defend against policies that would move Kentucky in the wrong direction. You can join in from home!

Help keep HB 70 moving!

After the Senate gutted the voting rights amendment (HB 70), the bill went back to the bill went back to the House where they rejected the Senate's changes. Now the Senate has the opportunity to restore the bill to its original form. It is important that we keep this process moving, so we need your calls to Senate.

Please call 800-372-7181 and leave a message for your senator and all members of the Senate. Tell them, “Please restore the House version of House Bill 70.”

Thank you for taking action!

Join us in Frankfort on 3.12.14 for our Economic Justice Lobby Day

Join us, Wednesday, March 12, as we call on our legislature to join Kentuckians working to build a new economy for Kentucky.

Lift Every Voice and Vote: Join the civil rights march and rally on March 5 in Frankfort

KFTC members are encouraged to participate in a major civil rights gathering on March 5 in Frankfort. This event marks the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march in 1964 attended by more than 10,000 people including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Georgia Powers, and Jackie Robinson. That event helped build support for the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and resulted in passage of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act two years later.

Tell the House to protect HB 70

After the Senate gutted the voting rights amendment (HB 70) last week, the bill is now back in the House. Please call 800-372-7181 and leave a message for your Representative and all House members. Tell them, “Do not concur with the Senate committee substitute to HB 70.” This is a necessary step to move towards negotiations between the House and Senate.

We remain hopeful that the Senate will eventually support the House version of this bill, which has wide bi-partisan support. The message line is open until 11 p.m. on weekdays.

Tell the Senate to pass our Voting Rights Amendment as-is

lobby1House Bill 70, the restoration of voting rights

Take Action: Raise the Wage!

Kentuckians believe in fair pay for a day’s work. But with the erosion of the minimum wage, hard workers aren’t able to make ends meet.

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