The Jefferson County Chapter of KFTC (JCKFTC) partnered with eight local allies to host a Grassroots Lobby Training on January 27. This two-hour training was free and open to the public and was attended by nearly 80 community members, a majority of whom were new to grassroots lobbying.
This statement was issued by Greg Capillo and Jordan Mazurek, two individuals who were dragged out of the room after attempting to ask the Senate State and Local Government Committee to consider and pass HB 70.
Wearing buttons that read "Let Us Vote," about two dozen voting rights supporters attended the last regularly scheduled meeting of the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Wedneday to bear witness as Senate Republicans yet again refused to act on HB 70, a proposed constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to nearly a quarter million Kentuckians. As expected, they did not see senators take action on the bill. But there was plenty of other action in committee room that day.
Join us for our next chapter meeting this Monday. We'll discuss the 2015 General Assembly, brainstorm ways members can support the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund's effort to secure a dedicated funding stream, and hear updates from our local Economic Justice and Air Quality teams. Come learn and share with us!
KFTC members have been active in Frankfort this week, supporting several economic justice bills as the session draws to a close. House Bill 374, which closes corporate tax loopholes to fund a state Earned Income Tax Credit, received a hearing in committee yesterday, and CKY member Jesus Gonzalez testified in support of the EITC. Here is Jesus's testimony: