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Big Voting Rights Win - Executive Action

Posted by: KFTC Staff on December 17, 2019

Governor Andy Beshear's Executive Action of Voting Rights SigningOn Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order to restore voting rights for an estimated 140,000 people with felonies in their past.  It’s an overwhelming and powerful victory 15 years in the making that has the potential to deepen our Democracy in Kentucky.  And with a truer Democracy, so much is possible.

Debbie's Reflections on Today's Inauguration

Posted by: Debbie Graner on December 10, 2019

2.13.19_Voting_Rights_Rally-0456Today, I stood in the cold for hours at Andy Beshear’s inauguration because I believe in democracy, and I’m really proud of his win and what it means for the future of Kentucky. I worked hard with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth to get him elected, making phone calls and talking to people on their doorstep. But I couldn't vote for him.

A reflection of my first two southern Kentucky chapter meetings

Posted by: Shirlisa Arnold on December 5, 2019

I wasn't sure what to expect from my first SOKY chapter meeting.

KFTC receives many disputed records from open records case with Public Service Commission

Posted by: KFTC Staff on December 4, 2019

When anti-rooftop solar bill SB 100 passed the state legislature in 2019, members of the KFTC New Energy and Transition Committee feared that the Kentucky Public Service Commission might

Reflections from the first Empower Kentucky Leadership Network retreat

Posted by: Maria Truitt on November 25, 2019

To be in a room filled with so much talent and passion. Openness to have difficult conversations, and brilliance in finding solutions to heavy issues.

Y'all Fall for Justice!

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on November 14, 2019

This Saturday the Rolling Bluegrass chapter invites you to join them in celebration of a momentous year, and to help us prepare for the coming year!

Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance

Posted by: Joe Gallenstein on November 14, 2019

Every year, during the week leading up to the Trans Day of Remembrance, people come together to particpate in Trans Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to raising the visibility of transgender people, and to talk about issues that members of the community often face. From homelessness, to poverty, discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, and even to violence, trans and gender nonconforming people are forced to live lives where systems of injustice overlap. The week is set aside from November 13 to November 19.

We gained ground Tuesday – and we can’t slow down

Posted by: KFTC Staff on November 7, 2019

Congratulations, Kentucky – we chose a new governor! We did it by choosing each other ­– by having conversations with our neighbors about the issues we care about and by showing up together at the polls.

Governor-elect Andy Beshear’s campaign knocked on one million doors. Ally organizations engaged voters across the state. And more than 300 KFTC members and volunteers had conversations with more than 50,000 Kentuckians at their front doors, on the phone and at community events.

Together, we made an impact. And we can’t slow down.

Election Day is tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted by: KFTC Staff on November 4, 2019

IMG_1714Tomorrow – Tuesday, November 5 – is Election Day in Kentucky.

This election will be close. If you’re eligible to vote, please make a plan to go to the polls between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Together, we can choose leaders who will show up with us and for us on issues that matter to Kentuckians, like health care, public education and voting rights.

To see what will be on your ballot, learn where candidates stand on issues, find your voting location, and much more, visit www.KentuckyElection.org

Members celebrate Northern Kentucky’s love for democracy

Posted by: KFTC Staff on October 24, 2019

Northern Kentucky members celebrated the voter registration period with a whirlwind of activity from September 28 through October 6!

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