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Barn Bash brings members together, raises funds

Wilderness Trace Barn Bash 2017
Posted by: Anne Otieno, KFTC intern on July 11, 2017

KFTC hosts annual Barn Bash, the Wilderness Trace Chapter's biggest annual event to celebrate great local work, invite new folks into KFTC, encourage members to renew their membership, and raise funds.

Reflections on MTR hearing from an eastern Kentuckian

Posted by: By Austin Lowe, KFTC Intern on July 7, 2017

Austin Lowe, a student at Thomas More College who is from Leslie County, is interning with KFTC this summer. In June he attended a hearing on mountaintop removal with KFTC members and allies.

Jefferson County members help secure nearly $10 million for affordable housing

Posted by: Connor Allen and Alex Haynes on July 6, 2017

It's not easy to be a person with progressive values in Kentucky.

Northern Kentucky hosts resistance cookout

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on July 3, 2017

Members of the Northern Kentucky chapter hosted a cookout and potluck this past weekend, inviting folks to attend to share food, discuss the work that community members have done around healthcare

Just Transition gets a boost with approval of RECLAIM Act by congressional committee

Posted by: KFTC staff on June 27, 2017

There was a significant step forward today when a Congressional committee added a key amendment back into the RECLAIM Act and then approved the bill, sending it to the House floor.

SOKY members canvass for Tax Justice

Member Deane Oliva ready to talk taxes in a neighborhood doorway
Posted by: the Southern Kentucky Chapter on June 16, 2017

Members from the Southern Kentucky chapter engaged the Bowling Green community in conversations about tax justice last Saturday as part of a deep canvass session.

The day began with a training to equip members with deep canvassing skills and review the key conversation points before hitting the streets.

Between the three groups of participants we had 18 high-quality conversations with folks about what an equitable tax system looks like. Member Deane Oliva reflected, “Even though the folks we spoke with had little knowledge of the tax structure, the script gave us a comfortable entrée to discussion and the folks were all visibly engaged with the powerful graphics. In a short time, we raised awareness and made good contacts.“

The day was productive and has members loooking forward to next steps. As member Dr. Alex Poole said, "It wasn't always easy, but if not us, then who? Getting together with like-minded people gives me hope. We can all do our part."

KFTC members speak out at hearing on mountaintop removal

Posted by: Anne Otieno, KFTC Intern on June 14, 2017

On June 10, several members of KFTC went to Virginia for a congressional committee hearing on mountaintop removal in Virginia. This was a public forum with Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), the ranking Democratic member of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. Rep. Grijalva was interested in hearing about the current and legacy impacts of mountaintop removal, including health impacts, and recent decisions by the Trump administration and Congress to take away stream protections and weaken environmental safeguards.

Northern Kentucky Celebrates 1st Ever Pride Parade!

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on June 13, 2017

Over 1000 people marched in the first ever LGBTQ+ Pride Parade in northern Kentucky!

Cincinnati People's Climate Rally!

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on June 13, 2017

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth was a co-sponsor of the People's Climate Rally of Cincinnati!

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