Chapter: Southern Kentucky

The Southern Kentucky chapter is a diverse and active group of people working to build a better future for all. We aim to hold our elected officials accountable as we create a more just, healthy, and sustainable community. Among the many issues we care about, our chapter is currently working on fair housing, tax justice, fairness, voter empowerment, and clean, safe, and affordable energy options.

Working together we are building the movement for economic, environmental, and social justince in southern Kentucky! Please join us at an upcoming chpater meeting or event. We meet every fourth Tuesday at 6pm at the Foundry, in Bowling Green, Ky.

Recent Activities

Southern Kentucky participates in general assembly, expands local housing work

It’s been a busy year so far for Southern Kentucky members. The year started off with action in support of House Bill 70, which would restore the right to vote to most former felons in Kentucky once their sentence is complete. Local members met with five legislators on January 15, and all five have since voted in support of the bill. With recent changes in House Bill 70, which is now in the form of a committee substitute (you can read about that HERE), members will be contacting those same legislators and requesting they hold true to the original House version of the bill and not support the recent changes. Current and upcoming actions include calls,e-mails, and visits to legislators and letters to the editor in papers here at home.

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Southern Kentucky Update

On September 24, Southern Kentucky KFTC members came together for their regular monthly chapter meeting with many big updates and even bigger plans for the next few months.

Steering Committee representatives updated members on the recent steering committee retreat held in Whitesburg, which provided both an orientation to newly elected representatives and an exciting start to our Fall Fundraising campaign. Several local members have agreed to participate in our Power Builders program, joining members all across Kentucky to celebrate KFTC’s focus on growing a healthy democracy as we raise funds, awareness, and members. To see how to join in this HUGE event, visit our KFTC POWER BUILDER page.

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Voting Rights in the News

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

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Bike Parade in Bowling Green!

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Rolling through streets and neighborhoods, members of the Southern KY chapter of KFTC visited the Westside where we have focused our canvassing, reminding people to vote with home made signs and our voices.  We then visited two polling places and WKU, and finished on the square downtown.

We also did two interviews and video for WKU-TV with Ka'Seana Blanton and had a photographer follow us around for the whole ride.

We're also giving rides to the polls and fielding phone calls, and doing it all in style.

Here in the Central KY time zone, we have just over two hours left before the polls close.

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Voter Mobilization update from Bowling Green / Southern Kentucky

phone bank(1)Howdy from Bowling Green! The SOKY chapter got together for our second phone bank last night, and it was as much fun as we coud handle!

Eight members braved the cold and drizzly weather for pizza and a little democracy in action.

We called around 250 people and had some great conversations. Our meeting space is often shared by ESL classes, and we were delighted when one student and one instructor volunteered to make calls with us!

We also hope to have another student ride with us in the sound truck today, joining Jason Brown on the megaphone.

We'll also have a phalanx of bike riders alongside the truck today...pictures of that to come.

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Chapter Feature:

Member spotlight

Read an op-ed by Southern Kentucky chapter member, Jeanie Smith on the importance of an Earned Income Tax Credit for Kentuckians.

"I live in Warren County, where according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a state EITC would directly benefit more than 10,000 Warren County families, with an average credit of $330. Our families, like families all over Kentucky, are working hard to make it today. Having a $300-$400 tax credit that targets low- to moderate-income working families would make such a difference in the day-to-day."

Renter's Handbook

The Southern Kentucky chapter worked with Bowling Green Housing Coalition to create the Barren River Area Renters' Handbook. Click the image above to read it online.

Regular Meetings:

The Foundry
531 W. 11th Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting every 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Molly Kaviar
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(502) 599-3989

Upcoming Events:

April 8

Telling Our Stories: Using Your Voice for KFTC

175 Ironskillet Ct.
Bowling Green, KY 42104

You are invited to Telling Our Stories: Using Your Voice for KFTC, a two hour workshop a

April 25

SOKY KFTC April Meeting

531 W 11th Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Save the date for the April meeting of the Southern Ky chapter of Kentuckians For The Common