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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!

Kentucky Trivia Success!

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on June 13, 2017

The Northern Kentucky chapter held Kentucky Trivia, which the chapter called Make Kentucky Great, to celebrate Kentucky's 225th birthday!

WKY members hold Comer accountable on health care

Posted by: KFTC staff on May 12, 2017

Western Kentucky KFTC members have joined with Four Rivers Indivisible and other local groups to hold U.S Rep. James Comer accountable for his vote to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

New local jobs! Better health! Just Transition! Here's how.

Posted by: KFTC staff on April 19, 2017

There is a clear path forward for creating thousands of new Kentucky jobs in the energy industry while cutting pollution, lowering electric bills and investing billions of dollars in workers and communities affected by the decline in fossil fuels.

The plan for doing that was released Wednesday by KFTC members during a press conference and with the launch of a new website (www.empowerkentucky.org).

KFTC launches Organizing Academy, apprentice program

Posted by: KFTC Staff on April 17, 2017

Amid a fast-changing political and organizing landscape across Kentucky and the nation, KFTC is launching the Organizing Academy and Organizer Apprentice programs.

The Organizing Academy, starting in June 2017, will be a multi-track leadership and organizing training program and the foundation of KFTC's expanding leadership development strategy.  

Build grassroots power: support Organizing Academy, Apprentices

Posted by: Elizabeth Sanders, KFTC Chairperson on April 13, 2017

Our values are being challenged every day – here at home in Kentucky and across the country.

But KFTC members are standing for the Kentucky we know is possible. In the halls of Frankfort and in our communities, we’re resisting with a vision for affordable healthcare, clean energy solutions, fairness and equality, and a healthy democracy.

Benham solar represents a much deeper transition plan

Posted by: Lisa Abbott on April 7, 2017

The mountain community of Benham, Kentucky received a healthy dose of national attention recently when the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum announced it has installed solar panels to save thousands of

Kentuckians organize for climate justice

Posted by: Lisa Abbott on April 6, 2017

This is a critical time in the movement to create jobs, protect our health and climate, and advance a just transition for affected workers and communities.

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