Racial Justice

KFTC is working for a day when discrimination is wiped out of our laws, habits, and hearts.

Youth Incarceration bill bad for Kentucky

KFTC’s vision statement reads:

We are working for a day when Kentuckians – and all people – enjoy a better quality of life…When all people have health care, shelter, food, education, and other basic needs…When children are listened to and valued…When discrimination is wiped out of our laws, habits, and hearts.

Kentucky legislators made many decisions that stand in the way of our vision during the 2018 General Assembly. Among them was the passage of House Bill 169, the "Youth Incarceration Bill." 

 HB 169 received final approval by the House and Senate on April 13. At the time this newsletter went to print, there was still an opportunity for Governor Bevin to veto the bill.

The bill expands the definition of gang membership, and mandates harsh sentences, even for misdemeanors, if one is part of a gang under a new, broad definition. The details of the bill are here. 

Ask Governor Bevin to veto Youth Incarceration Bill

The 2018 General Assembly is mostly over, with just a few days left for the Governor to veto bills. Members and Kentuckians are processing, listening, and strategizing about what comes next. In the meantime, take this one last action.

Please call Governor Bevin and ask him to veto House Bill 169.

Verses For The Commonwealth

Join us as we show the many faces of KFTC and Kentucky through poetry and speakers, illustrating our diverse backgrounds, promote our issues, and building excitement about the possibilities and impact we can have this fall!

This event will feature Kentucky poets Morgan Bell, Ron Ellis, and Garry Gallenstein, as well as speakers from Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, DSA of Metro Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and Youth Educating Society.

You can purchase tickets for $8 in advance or $10 at the door!

NKY Racial Justice Meeting

Join northern Kentucky members as they discuss ongoing work on how to tackle our work through racial justice lens, to uplift voices of northern Kentuckians of color, and to tackle issues of injustice.

We'll be discussing ongoing film series around racial justice, how to include racial justice work within our voter empowerment work, how the state budget could impact local people of color, and local immigrant rights work. 

Coffee with Candidates

Come and join Kentuckians For The Commonwealth as we invite candidates for Covington City Commission to hang out with voters in Covington! We hope you join us, and ask them about the issues you care about. We will have some information on who we at KFTC are, what we do, and the last chance to register to vote before the primary is over!

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