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.

NKY Racial Justice Meeting

Join members as we discuss ongoing work around bringing greater diversity within KFTC, focus on issues impacting communities of color, lifting up people of color's voices, and showing up for allies in the racial justice community.

This committee is working on a racial justice film series, work around ban the box, voting rights, immigrant rights, and more!

NKY Racial Justice Meeting

Join members as we discuss ongoing work around bringing greater diversity within KFTC, focus on issues impacting communities of color, lifting up people of color's voices, and showing up for allies in the racial justice community.

This committee is working on a racial justice film series, work around ban the box, voting rights, immigrant rights, and more!

Hailing Cesar NKU screening

This past Wednesday the Northern Kentucky chapter joined other organizations for a celebration of Cesar Chavez Day at Northern Kentucky University. As part of the celebration, Latino Program and Services at NKU brought in Cesar Chavez's grandson, Eduardo Chavez, to show his new film Hailing Cesar.

Resistance Training: Grassroots Lobbying and Nonviolent Direct Action

Join the northern Kentucky chapter of KFTC and others for a training on grassroots lobbying and the principles of nonviolent direct action! 

Grassroots Lobby Training

Join Rolling Bluegrass memebers for a grassroots lobby training! You can learn how a bill becomes law, practice lobbying, and learn about upcoming actions in Frankfort!

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