Jefferson County Open House

 The invitation to participate in member-driven grassroots activism along with music, brownies, cookies, and sweet tea brought numerous current KFTC members and dozens of community members to the new Jefferson County KFTC office in Louisville’s Smoketown Neighborhood.  At the event speakers explained the two new local chapter campaigns, air quality in the Rubbertown Neighborhood and affordable housing, and an information table was there to connect people with state-wide work.  Attendees were invited to tour the new office, meet KFTC members and allies, and write their vision for the Smoketown Neighborhood on poster boards.  People identified 100% voter registration, ending the food desert, affordable housing, more green space, green energy, installing bike lanes and sidewalks, spaces for children, and more jobs as priorities for the neighborhood.

The event was a success.  In addition to welcoming a crowd to the new space, screening filmmaker Lavel White's new documentary about the neigborhood, and giving people an opportunity to get to know each other, the chapter raised $342, 13 new people joined the chapter, one person renewed their membership, 2 people signed up to become New Power Leaders and share our work with their friends and family, 7 people signed up to lobby in Frankfort in 2014, and 2 people signed up to join our local economic justice and air quality work team. About 100 people were in attendance, including over 50 people who were not KFTC members. 

You can view more pictures from the event by clicking this link or watch a video created by member Travis Rountree. 

 

 

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