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Racial Justice

KFTC is working for a day when discrimination is wiped out of our laws, habits, and hearts.

Raise your voice for a fair and equitable Louisville budget

No matter your zip code, we all want whole, thriving communities. Governor Bevin’s recent changes to Kentucky’s pension system have created budget shortfalls in communities across the commonwealth, including here in Louisville. This month the Louisville Metro Council needs to hear from you about what a fair and equitable budget could look like in the midst of these massive cuts.

Metro Council is hosting two more public hearings where you can attend and speak about your vision for our city budget on Thursday, May 16 and Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at City Hall (601 West Jefferson Street).

You can join KFTC members across the Jefferson County chapter in raising your voice for a fair and equitable budget by attending and/or speaking at a hearing, calling your Metro councilperson, writing a letter to the editor, and sharing with your friends and family.

Below are the Jefferson County KFTC Economic Justice Team's views on local progressive taxation, criminal justice reform, and tax increment financing. You can use these talking points when contacting your Metro Councilperson, writing a letter to the editor, or speaking at an upcoming public hearing.

Poor People's Campaign Truth & Poverty Tour in Kentucky

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival’s National Emergency Truth & Poverty Bus Tour will visit western Kentucky on April 29, making stops in Eddyville, Hopkinsville and Bowling Green.

Writing for Change: Race-Class Narrative

Join members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth as we work on how to effectively write about our issues in ways that pushes forward KFTC's vision and values, creates a clear narrative for the change we need, and illustrates how systems of oppression work together in creating damage to our communities.

This workshop is designed to help people think about what they are writing, what narratives we are putting forward, and how we can use our writing to create systemic change.

Selma Film Screening

Members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth will be hosting a screening of Selma, and will be discussing the impact on the work happening still today.

Rally for Voting Rights makes an impact

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g20190313_145053Today's Rally for Voting Rights in Frankfort was a strong combination – THIRTY organizational cosponsors, FOURTEEN people with felonies in their past telling their stories under the capitol dome, SIX media outlets covering the event, about 175 attendees, and with all that we built a lot of momentum and awareness for our fight for Voting Rights.

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