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

Zombie-related voter mobilization in the next few days

Zombies Can't Vote!

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 Don't be a zombie! - learn about the candidates at www.KentuckyElection.org and vote on Tuesday, November 6th.

With Halloween close upon us, there are a lot of big zombie-related shenanigans across the state of Kentucky in the next few days. 

And with the election just a couple of days after, we decided to use this opportunity to mobilize voters - and have a lot of fun doing it.  

10th Singing For Democracy a big success

Last night at Total Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington, KFTC members and friends held our tenth Singing For Democracy Gospel Fest.

About 150 people gathered for the event, which included a step show by Thunderous Praise, performances by Total Grace's choir and Renew, plus solo acts and former felons telling their personal stories. 

Tayna Fogle opened up the events amidst a stage filled with ladders, hammers, saw horses, and power tools and talked about building a Democracy - and the enfranchisement of former felons as an important step in that process.

TWO Singing For Democracy Gospel Festivals soon

We've held nine Singing For Democracy Gospel Fests over the last few years to restore voting rights to former felons who have served their time.

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Operation voter madness a success in Lexington!

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You may have seen in the Herald Leader last week that groups all over town were focusing on registering as many voters as possible before the deadline this coming Tuesday October 9th. The central Kentucky chapter held a 36 hour voter registration marathon in Lexington over the weekend. Starting on Friday October 5th at 6am and going until 6pm on Saturday October 6th, volunteers registered people to vote at the transit center, on UK campus, the Catholic Action center, the William Wells Brown community center, local bars, Tolly Ho, Spaulding Donuts, Race for the Cure, The farmers market, N. Limeston coffee and donuts, the Village Branch library and door to door around the Lexington rescue mission in the Georgetown St. area.

Operation Voter Madness in Progress!

397195_10151031679855426_769725985_nYesterday at 6:00 a.m., Central KY KFTC members were awake and out at the Lexington Transit Center to kick off the 36-hour-straight Voter Madness voter registration marathon. 

The 48-hour-straight Louisville voter registration marathon started a bit later that day and is about half-way though now. 

Watch for blog updates early in the week to see how things went.

Remember - the voter registration deadline is on Tuesday, October 9th.

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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:

September 29

Lexington PAC Canvass

Lexington, KY
October 2

Neighborhoods In Transition Task Force Community Forum

350 N Limestone
Lexington, KY 40508

In May, the City of Lexington announced the creation of launched to have conversations about how to move forward with building our city and how to combat gentrification.

October 6

Lexington PAC Canvass

Lexington, KY