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Voting Rights Webinar Video 1-28-19

Good introduction to the Voting Rights issue from a lively webinar with 45 participants register and good discussion.

Voting Rights Webinar

Learn more about our campaign to restore voting rights to people with felonies in their past and what you can do to make an impact in the legislature and in your own community to get voting rights back to 312,000 Kentuckians and make our Democracy stronger. 

Voting Rights Lobby Day

We'll be bringing KFTC members and allies from all over the state to Frankfort on 2/19/19 to talk to our legislators about voting rights and encourage them to support legislation to restore voting rights to people with felonies in their past.  If you're new to grassroots lobbying in Frankfort, don't worry!  We pair new people with experienced lobbyists.  The important thing is that you come and

Lawsuit to restore Voting Rights in Kentucky looking for additional plaintiffs

KFTC's primary strategy for restoring voting rights to Kentuckians with felonies in their past is to change Kentucky's Constitution to permanently grant the right to vote to all 312,000 Kentuckians who don't have the right to vote now. KFTC's Voting Rights Strategy Team, made up of directly effected people and other members from all over the state, decided additionally get involved in a lawsuit arguing that the current system is arbitrary and unconstitutional.

Our most immediate task is to find people who have lost their right to vote to join our list of plaintiffs for the case. 

If you do not have the right to vote because of felony disenfranchisement in Kentucky and you're off of probation and parole, and you'd like to join the lawuit as a plaintiff, please reach out to Dave Newton as soon as possible at Dave@kftc.org or 859-420-8919.  Our deadline to reach out to people to add them is Friday, January 25.

Below is the press release sent out by our allies about the case.

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