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4th Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy

Posted by: Dari’Anne Hudson on October 2, 2017

The cold and chilly weather brought by hurricanes ceased in Louisville the 4th annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy block party. The energy of friends, neighbors, vendors, and performers were only rivaled by the clear, bright sky. Taking place at the Jefferson County Chapter headquarters of 745 Lampton Street, the block party proved to be another success.

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Louisville has experienced many ups and downs of the current political climate in the nation. Widespread violent crime, threats to undocumented immigrants, continued environmental injustices, and many other issues are evidence of the uphill battle that is present. Yet, hundreds gathered in Smoketown to celebrate gains in affordable housing, community revitalization, and unified organizing efforts across various issues. The Smoketown neighborhood is no different in its successes – it has maintained a strong momentum toward creating a neighborhood where all residents thrive.

Members Host Constitutional Convention Workshops!

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on September 20, 2017

Late last year members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and allies began to notice an increased presence of organizations working to pass a call for a constitutional convention in Kentucky. We began to work closely with allies to learn more about the issue, and came out in force to help make sure that the proposed 'con con' didn't receive a vote in the last General Assembly.

KFTC is about bringing people together, building power

Posted by: Meta Mendel-Reyes on September 16, 2017

A few days after the KFTC annual meeting, I was in Frankfort to participate in a rally to ask the governor to remove the statue of Jefferson Davis from the Capitol rotunda. As in Charlottesville, Durham and other Southern communities, many Kentuckians believe that it’s time to remove symbols of slavery and the war to defend it. At the end of the rally, attendees were invited to step forward and identify their organization. As the newly elected chair, I was proud to say that Kentuckians For The Commonwealth was in support.

Georgetown residents plan second local Pride event for October 28

Posted by: KFTC staff on September 16, 2017

Scott County members and allies have continued the push for a fairness ordinance in Georgetown, and hope to build upon the success of the campaign over the past year.

Scott County chapter hosts community conversation on taxes

Posted by: KFTC staff on September 8, 2017

The Scott County chapter hosted a community conversation around tax reform, allowing for members and others to discuss what they envision for Georgetown and Kentucky, and the role of state governme

KFTC members challenged, inspired at annual meeting

Posted by: KFTC staff on September 2, 2017

About 250 members enjoyed KFTC’s Annual Membership Meeting this past weekend, exploring the theme of arts and culture in organizing.

A Day in the Belly of the Beast

Posted by: Jeff and Sharman Chapman-Crane on August 23, 2017

President Trump has stopped a federal study looking at the relationship between strip mining and human health.

Laura Greenfield receives national youth warriors against poverty award

Posted by: KFTC staff on August 22, 2017

Laura Greenfield of Paris, Kentucky has been awarded the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award by the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Community Backyard Brisket ‘N Badminton in London

Posted by: KFTC staff on August 20, 2017

KFTC hosted a community social event for members, friends and local residents interested in learning more about KFTC at the London office on August 18.

The Histories Told and Ignored at Cheapside

Posted by: Carly Muetterties on August 16, 2017

To those who believe removal of the statues at Cheapside Park is a destruction of history or an affront on Kentucky’s heritage: 

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