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Join us in Frankfort on 3.12.14 for our Economic Justice Lobby Day

Join us, Wednesday, March 12, as we call on our legislature to join Kentuckians working to build a new economy for Kentucky.

Lift Every Voice and Vote: Join the civil rights march and rally on March 5 in Frankfort

KFTC members are encouraged to participate in a major civil rights gathering on March 5 in Frankfort. This event marks the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march in 1964 attended by more than 10,000 people including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Georgia Powers, and Jackie Robinson. That event helped build support for the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and resulted in passage of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act two years later.

Tell the House to protect HB 70

After the Senate gutted the voting rights amendment (HB 70) last week, the bill is now back in the House. Please call 800-372-7181 and leave a message for your Representative and all House members. Tell them, “Do not concur with the Senate committee substitute to HB 70.” This is a necessary step to move towards negotiations between the House and Senate.

We remain hopeful that the Senate will eventually support the House version of this bill, which has wide bi-partisan support. The message line is open until 11 p.m. on weekdays.

Tell the Senate to pass our Voting Rights Amendment as-is

lobby1House Bill 70, the restoration of voting rights

Take Action: Raise the Wage!

Kentuckians believe in fair pay for a day’s work. But with the erosion of the minimum wage, hard workers aren’t able to make ends meet.

Let your voice be heard for restoring voting rights in Kentucky

Mantell Stevens

“I am a Kentuckian. I have never seen the inside of a prison, but my right to vote has been taken away. I often wonder, how much is my community losing out because my voice and the voices of 240,000 others have been silenced in our democracy?”
– Mantell Stevens

Momentum is building for a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights in Kentucky, but your voice is needed now to move HB 70 forward in the state senate.

Please call the Legislative Message Line (1-800-372-7181). Ask to leave the following message for your state senator and Senate President Robert Stivers:

“Make this the year to pass HB 70 and restore voting rights! This bill has strong support and deserves a vote in the Senate. Please oppose attempts to make voting harder or the bill more restrictive.”

The Legislative Message Line is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and until 6 p.m. on Fridays.

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