Immigrants' Rights

No policy of
terror in Kentucky

In 2011, an Arizona copy-cat was proposed here in Kentucky, Senate Bill 6. SB 6 would have mandated discrimination by requiring police officers to target people who seem like they might be undocumented.  KFTC was part of a broad effort that successfully defeated the bill.

Here is what some members said about SB 6.

Shekinah Lavalle“The Bill of Rights says that we’re all innocent until proven guilty, but this won’t be true for people with darker skin and accents.” 

Shekinah LaValle
Jefferson County

 

“SB 6 seeks to establish a sanctioned policy of terror that would systematically and willfully persecute Latinos living in Kentucky. It would wrongfully incarcerate innocent people for profit – including women and Juan Gutierrezchildren.

"This is a crime against humanity. This is wrong. It is wrong in Rwanda, it is wrong in Sudan, it is wrong in North Korea, China or Nazi Germany. It is also wrong in Kentucky.”

Juan Gutierrez
Bowling Green legal
permanent resident

 

Read an op-ed published in the Georgetown News-Graphic by Scott County member Homer White about SB 6.

Si Se Puede rally in 2006KFTC is working to create a society that supports the human rights of all people. We value the human rights of everyone, regardless of national origin, race, citizenship, immigration status or any other defining characteristic.

KFTC supports our allies in working for comprehensive immigration reform.

We also work to defend Kentucky against bad immigration legislation, especially attempts to divide our communities by colors and accents and places of birth. This is not what we want.

 We want protected communities. We canʼt afford mandated discrimination. We want to stand united. Kentucky canʼt afford to turn neighbor against neighbor.

Learn more about the contributions of immigrants to Kentucky here.

Show support for Kentucky's immigrants this week.

Kentucky's immigrant communities help make our Commonwealth more just and democratic, and help build an economy that works for all of us. When our immigrant neighbors are taken from their homes, and families are torn apart, they deserve our protection and support. 

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!

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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