Chapter: Northern Kentucky

If you believe that Northern Kentucky communities are best served by honoring diversity and promoting sustainability, then join the Northern Kentucky chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

The chapter began in Northern Kentucky in 2010, and has been active working to build a more just and sustainable community. From concerts, to film series, to candidate forums, our chapter is always working to find ways to better engage and work within our community. We hope you can join us, and help build a better Kentucky.

Recent Activities

Barn Dance Success

This past Saturday, northern Kentucky members held a Barn Dance in historic Rabbit Hash.

NKY chapter finds success at summer festivals

The Northern Kentucky chapter spent the last three weeks raising awareness at various northern Kentucky festivals, reaching out to citizens on all of the work we do, and encouraging more people to

Bluegrass Pipeline will cut across Kentucky

As many as a 18 Kentucky counties are within the possible path of a new pipeline that would carry natural gas liquids from the fracking fields of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to processing plants and export terminals along the Gulf Coast.

Euchre For Justice Success!

The Northern Kentucky chapter recently held a euchre tournament at Pike Street Lounge to help raise money for the work we are doing.

Secretary of State meeting in northern Kentucky a success

100_1462Last night, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes held a second town meeting, this one in Kenton County, to gather input from the public about election laws and processes in Kentucky. 

About 60 people attended in all, including representatives from local county clerks' offices, political party groups, and Northern Kentucky KFTC members. 

At the beginning of the event, Grimes recognzed KFTC and said that without us and other civic groups like the League of Women Voters, it wouldn't be possible to have smooth representative elections in Kentucky.

The format was simple - a 60 minute discussion facilitated by Alison Lundergan Grimes. There was some context at the beginning and some recognition of county clerks' office representatives, and then the audience was asked questions like "What are your thoughts about our current voter registration process?" "18 states offer online voter registration. Should we try to move in that direction?" "What is your election day experience like?" and "32 states allow early voting. Should we allow no-excuse early voting in Kentucky too?" 

A few KFTC members were prepared to bring up the issue of restoration of voting rights for former felons who have served their debt to society, but Grimes beat us to it. She expressed her support in no uncertain terms and many people throughout the room voiced their support as well.  This included Jim Cole, a representative of the AFL-CIO.

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Regular Meetings:

Center for Great Neighborhoods
321 W. 12th Street
Covington, KY 41011
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Every Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Joe Gallenstein
306 Greenup St
Covington, KY 41011
859-380-6103

Upcoming Events:

September 22

Dolores Film Screening & Panel

502 Scott Boulevard
Covington, KY 41011

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, partnering with allies in northern Kentucky, is hosting a screening of Dolores at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington on September 22nd.

October 6

Meet the Candidates: Florence Y'all Edition!

7560 Burlington Pike
Florence, KY 41042

Join Kentuckians For The Commonwealth for a candidate meet and greet in Florence, Kentucky!

October 16

NKY Chapter Meeting

321 W 12th Street
Covington, KY 41011

Join KFTC members as we talk about ongoing work around elections, voter empowermernt, voting rights, clean energy, tax reform, racial justice, and so much more!