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.
Vision Smoketown began as a volunteer-based community canvassing project conceived after the Jefferson County KFTC Chapter moved its office to Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood in July 2013. Members of the chapter’s Economic Justice Team were focusing their attention on local affordable housing issues. After moving to Smoketown, the team wanted to understand the desires and needs of Smoketown residents within the changing dynamics of Louisville.
You Voted. Now What? Talk to your elected representatives. Hold them accountable. Tell them what matters to you. Democracy thrives when the voices of ordinary citizens are listened to and valued.
We’ll review how the legislative process works and discuss best practices for making your voice heard on important issues. We’ll also discuss some of the priority issues KFTC is supporting this year, and take a tour of the Capitol Annex and Capitol Building.