New Power Leaders

Are you looking for ways to talk with your friends and neighbors about the issues you care about?

KFTC's New Power Leader program was born of the best of our ideas, skills, history, and lessons learned, and it's one of the ways we're deepening the impact of grassroots organizing. Members who are New Power Leaders learn to organize small clusters of people, helping them share in our vision for a better Kentucky, learn about KFTC's issues, and get involved in making change.

Who are New Power Leaders?

The New Power Leader Program is a way for members to take an important leadership role in KFTC. 

  • Help form a cluster of five folks and talk with them about KFTC and our work on issues at least four times a year.

Access your cluster records

Our New Power Leaders can now access member records for the people in their clusters. Click here to login!

We'd love your feedback

Click here to send us your questions, ideas, or feedback about our New Power Leader program.

Resources for organizing

Click here to visit a page full of resources and tools you can use today to help mobilize your cluster to action!

  • Be curious about the issues KFTC works on, so you can become an informed KFTC leader.

  • Be curious about learning new organizing and leadership skills, at your own pace.

  • Become a Sustaining Giver by contributing (at any level) on a monthly or quarterly basis, and encourage others to join KFTC and contribute as they can.

  • Channel your best ideas and biggest frustrations – and those of your cluster – back into KFTC, so KFTC continues to truly learn from and reflect our membership.

How do I get involved?

To become a New Power Leader, or to learn more about the program, talk with your local organizer, or send us an email and we'll be in touch.

This week's Conversation Spark for New Power Leaders

Upcoming opportunities to mobilize your cluster in the General Assembly

Conversation spark

Now is a good time to be in touch with your cluster members and get them prepared for involvement in the legislative session. Here is a list of KFTC lobby days in Frankfort. Will you invite your cluster members to I Love Mountains Day on February 14 or the lobby day they might be most interested in?

Happy New Year! We're looking forward to a great new year with new staff and some ambitious goals.

As we do every year, in early January we turn our focus to the Kentucky General Assembly. KFTC members provide a very important grassroots presence in the legislature, with plenty of opportunities to get involved in Frankfort and at home.

Legislators met for 4 days at the beginning of the month to elect leaders and handle other administrative business. They will return to the capitol on February 5 until March 11 to consider legislation. We'll be prepared to push our four legislative priorities:

And we'll take positions on other bills as there is the opportunity or need to do so.

In order to make our voices heard in Frankfort, we need a visible and regular grassroots presence at the state capitol. Can spend one or more days lobbying with other KFTC members in Frankfort, and get some of your cluster members to come with you? It’s a great experience.

Besides the big rallies and lobby days we’ll have a KFTC presence at the General Assembly most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our lobby day usually starts by 9 a.m. and ends about 2 p.m.

If you can make it, check with your chapter organizer for days when a group will be going from your community. If coming from other areas or on your own, please let Lisa Abbott know you are coming so we can expect you — lisa@kftc.org or 859-200-5159.

Thanks!

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