Chapter: Central Kentucky

The Central Kentucky chapter is one of the oldest chapters within KFTC. We are a diverse group of people who care about making our communities healthy and safe for all people. Our chapter members are interested in a range of issues, but currently we are working on educating folks about democracy through our voter empowerment work. We're also focusing on building economic, environmental, and racial justice in Lexington and the Central Kentucky area. Please join us at our next chapter meeting or at one of our upcoming events. Meet other chapter members to learn about the exciting work we're doing and how you can be a part of it!

Recent Activities

Voting Rights in the News

This segment aired on News Channel 12 in Bowling Green this week. 

Teddi Smith Robillard Voted Today

Teddi Smith RobillardThis morning at 6:15 a.m., I got a call from Teddi Smith Robillard, 73, of Lexington telling me that she had just voted. 

Teddi is a former felon who has been fighting since Spring of last year to get her right to vote back in Kentucky and this is the first time she's been able to vote since the early 80s.

"It's been very weird," Teddi said, thinking back.  "For so much of my life, I've helped people to register to vote - hundreds of people - but I haven't been able to vote myself.  It always felt strange to me, but I still did it because of how important voting is. 

Floyd County Voter Empowerment Update

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In Floyd County, KFTC members have gotten out into the community today, passing out voter guides, helping people to find polling locations, passing out stickers, giving rides to the polls, and generally getting people ready to vote.

One of the voting locations that we drove a voter to had a an hour-long line, which is pretty incredible.

 

Central Kentucky voter mobilization update

Members and friends of the Central Kentucky chapter of KFTC have been working around the clock to educate voters and moblize them to the polls.

Power of Voice - Tayna Fogle

Our friends at the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Equal Voice just put together a powerful video following one of our leaders, Tayna Fogle, of Lexington.

Power of Voice from Equal Voice on Vimeo.

Tayna Fogle is a grandmother, basketball player extraordinaire, and former addict who spent nearly part a decade in prison. In order to stand up for the issues that were important to her family, she had to bravely defend against harsh drug sentencing policies and learn to navigate bureaucratic mazes to regain her right to vote. Today she works with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth as an organizer and voting rights activist to help others do the same. Her story is appropriately called “Power of Voice.”

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Chapter Feature:

Contact our chapter organizers: 

DeBraun Thomas

Meredith Wadlington

Regular Meetings:

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Episcopal Mission House
203 E. 4th St.
Lexington, KY 40508
CKY KFTC Monthly Chapter Meeting

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 :00PM. at the Episcopal Mission House at the corner of 4th St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (across the street from the Living Arts & Science Center) in Lexington.

Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Chapter Organizer:

Meredith Wadlington
250 Plaza Dr.
Suite #4
Lexington, KY 40508
859-276-0563

Upcoming Events:

June 21

Central Kentucky ANNUAL Chapter Business Meeting

1733 Russell Cave Rd.
Lexington, KY 40505

At our Chapter Annual Meeting, we'll set goals for the year, elect new officers & Steering Committee Representatives, nominate members for Statewide Committees, and have the opportunity to prop

June 23

Central Kentucky Voter Empowerment Training

2185 Versailles Rd
Lexington, KY 40504

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