Chapter: Jefferson County

If you are looking for a growing base of fun-filled committed community leaders to share your talents with, look no further! The Jefferson County Chapter hosts over two thousand members from all over Louisville, Oldham County and across the bridge in southern Indiana. Our chapter hosts both the young and experienced from many different walks of life. While actively supporting all of KFTC’s statewide campaigns, members in our chapter also have work on local campaigns around air quality, economic justice, and more.

Since the chapter formed in 1983, we have supported and worked with allies on issues that affect you and me, including affordable housing, police abuse, sweat shops, hazardous waste reduction and recycling. Our doors are open to anyone who wants to fight for justice while building a compassionate, connected, and fun community here in our great city. 

 

Recent Activities

Jefferson County Open House

 The invitation to participate in member-driven grassroots activism along with music, brownies, cookies, and sweet tea brought numerous current KFTC members and dozens of community members to the new Jefferson County KFTC office in Louisville’s Smoketown Neighborhood.  At the event speakers explained the two new local chapter campaigns, air quality in the Rubbertown Neighborhood and affordable housing, and an information table was there to connect people with state-wide work.  Attendees were invited to tour the new office, meet KFTC members and allies, and write their vision for the Smoketown Neighborhood on poster boards.  People identified 100% voter registration, ending the food desert, affordable housing, more green space, green energy, installing bike lanes and sidewalks, spaces for children, and more jobs as priorities for the neighborhood.

KFTC accepting applications to attend event with Congressman John Lewis and Rachel Maddow

On October 15, the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum will present a public event featuring Congressman John Lewis and MSNBC News anchor Rachel Maddow in Louisville. 

Rep. John Lewis is Georgia’s 5th Congressional District Representative, the son of sharecroppers in Alabama, and a pillar of the civil rights movement across many decades. His story has recently been told in a new book, the graphic novel called March. 

KFTC is thrilled to have secured 15 seats to this event to share with our  members.  

Please use the form below if you are interested in attending. All KFTC members are welcome to apply for one of 15 available spots. Our Leadership Development Committee will have the hard and important task of selecting a diverse set of members to participate. 

To apply to attend the public event with Congressman Lewis, please fill out this form.

If you want to make your own plans to attend the event, go here.

Bruce Stanley Discusses "The Price of Justice"

We all know money talks, but surely not to the American justice system, right?  Bruce Stanely knows it does, at least in West Virginia where powerful coal baron Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, bought two West Virginia Supreme Court Justices.  Stanely, presenting the book about his experience, The Price of Justice, told 55 attendees in an overflow crowd at Carmichael’s Book Store Frankfort Ave. about the 14-year struggle he took part in against Massey Energy and its coal baron mastermind Blankenship.  The struggle would result in sabotaged computers, behind the scenes trips to the French Riviera, betrayal by disgruntled lovers, and winning a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  It’s the sort of intrigue that usually belongs in a Grisham novel—in fact, Grisham has publicly said he wishes he wrote the book. 

Democracy Voices - Shelton McElroy, Jefferson County

Shelton McElroy lives in Louisville with his 8-year-old daughter Jasmin. He teaches at Jefferson Community and Technical College and is involved in various community organization.

Democracy Voices - Bonifacio Aleman, Jefferson County

Bonifacio Aleman or as many call him, Flaco, is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in a single parent household where he recalls that crime and domestic violence were common.

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Chapter Feature:

Watch a video from our Open House

Regular Meetings:

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First Unitarian Church
809 South 4th St
Louisville, KY 40203
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Our chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Chapter Organizer:

Becky Jones
735 Lampton Street
Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40203
502-589-3188

Upcoming Events:

November 5

Jefferson County Racial Justice Team Meeting

735 Lampton St
Ste 202
Louisville, KY 40203

Jefferson County KFTC's monthly Racial Justice workteam meeting.

November 12

Jefferson County Chapter Meeting

809 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40203

At the November Chapter meeting of the Jefferson County Chapter, we'll debrief the election and hear updates from our workteams.

November 13

Jefferson County Environmental Justice and Air Quality Team

735 Lampton St
Ste 202
Louisville, KY 40203

The Jefferson County Environmental Justice and Air Quality Team meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the KFTC office at 5:30pm.