NKY Students Register Voters

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on March 18, 2019
Juli Russ helps orient other students for their canvass that day.

This weekend northern Kentucky members helped support students in Fort Thomas do voter registration as part of the March For Our Lives movement. 

The students, most of whom attend Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, canvassed in various neighborhoods around Fort Thomas to make sure that people were registered to vote. They also used the opportunity to talk about the issues they care about, including fighting gun violence in our country. The dozen students that participated knocked on over 200 doors, registered 10 new voters, and left materials pointing people to KFTC's online voter guide for the May Primary. 

Students are excited to continue this work leading up to the primary, but are most prepared for their upcoming March For Our Lives this Sunday (March 24th) at Tower Park in Fort Thomas. KFTC will be supporting the event by doing voter registration, and helping promote turnout. 

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The pies that bind

Posted by: By Matthew Frederick on March 15, 2019

This year’s Madison County KFTC pie auction on March 14 was an amazing success that brought together the community and built up grassroots energy.

ORSANCO Work Continues

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on March 15, 2019

In February roughly 100 people filled the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission to comment on proposals that woul

Rally for Voting Rights makes an impact

Posted by: KFTC Staff on March 13, 2019


g20190313_145053Today's Rally for Voting Rights in Frankfort was a strong combination – THIRTY organizational cosponsors, FOURTEEN people with felonies in their past telling their stories under the capitol dome, SIX media outlets covering the event, about 175 attendees, and with all that we built a lot of momentum and awareness for our fight for Voting Rights.

I am a woman. At home, at work, and on the campaign trail.

Posted by: Liz Sheehan on March 8, 2019

In a December article in the New York Times1, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s daughter, Jane, states, “My mother strongly believes there won’t be true equality until men take full participation in child care and other household tasks.” And, in both of the recent movies on her life, you see Justice Ginsberg’s husband doing just that: taking on more housework, cooking, and providing childcare thus allowing his wife the room to spend more time working outside their home.

Day of Empathy lays the foundation for ending mass incarceration

Posted by: KFTC Staff on March 5, 2019


Justice should heal. That's why we joined allies in Frankfort Tuesday for cut50's #DayofEmpathy.

KFTC members take action for LGBTQ Fairness

Madison Co KFTC members take action for Fairness
Posted by: KFTC Staff on March 5, 2019

Members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth joined allies from across the state in Frankfort on February 26 to take action for LGBTQ rights a

Voting Rights bill comes up for a hearing in House

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 26, 2019


On Monday, members of the House Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee heard a voting rights bill to restore the right to vote to people with felonies in their past who have served their debt to society.

Primary sponsor Representative George Brown was joined by Representative Charles Booker and Representative Jason Nemes as a united and bipartisan front of legislators testifying in favor of the bill.

Even more powerfully, Shelton McElroy, Tayna Fogle and Amanda Hall testified and shared their personal stories as some of the 312,000 people who lost the right to vote in Kentucky. Allies at the League of Women voters also testified, citing recent studies showing the breadth and depth of Kentucky's peculiar disenfrancisement laws, and the overwhelming public support to overturn them. 

Voting Rights Coalition forges a path forward

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 24, 2019

Votin Rights Coalition Meeting 2-24-19

 Today, we had our first Voting Rights Coalition meeting! Twenty-six people from 19 organizations came out to get to know each other and to start to forge a path forward to win the right to vote of 312,000 Kentucky citizens with felonies in their past.

There was a lot of good will and great ideas in the room and we're now together with a shared analysis and rough path forward.

About 25 additional organizations are interested in joining the conversation or have been in conversation with us on the issue, but weren't able to make it out to this meeting. It's a solid start.

Next stop, tomorrow's committee hearing for HB 91 at 2 p.m. in Capitol Annex room 171.

Powerful Voting Rights lobby day in Frankfort

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 19, 2019


Today nearly 100 KFTC members and close allies gathered in Frankfort to talk to legislators about restoring voting rights to people with felonies in their past and push for a constitutional amendment that would recognize the right to vote of 312,000 Kentuckians who can't vote now because of our felony disenfranchisement law that is out of step with the rest of the United States. Dozens of the people who came out talked about the issue from first hand experience, having the right to vote in Kentucky taken away from them. 

We had meetings with over 30 legislators and built up support for the issue with Democrats and Republicans alike, including many legislators who just got elected for the first time this last November. The vast majority of senators and representatives we talked to said they were in favor of restoring voting rights.

Nonviolent direct action resources

Posted by: Michael Harrington on February 14, 2019

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