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KFTC’s New Power PAC endorses Charles Booker in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

With enthusiasm for a candidate whose values and vision align with theirs, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth’s New Power PAC has announced it endorses Charles Booker in the Democratic primary for the U.S Senate.

Call in for Restoration of Voting Rights for People with Felonies in their Past

1-28-20 Frankfort Lobbying-3121We’ve been pushing to restore voting rights of people with felonies in their past in Kentucky for 15 years. We’re closer now than ever, but some Senate Republicans are answering this call with voting rights legislation that doesn’t actually give anyone their right to vote back. It will come up for a vote in the Senate tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/25), so calls are needed urgently!

Voting Rights EO Decision Tree

With information from the Campaign Legal Center's RestoreYourVote.org tool, KFTC has developed a decision tree to use in the field to help people determine if Governor Andy Beshear's Executive Order restoring voting rights to 140,000 Kentuckians applies to them.  Here's a link to the PDF and an image of it is below.  

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Voting Rights EO Decision Tree

Decision tree to use in the field to help someone determine if Governor Andy Beshear's Executive Order restoring voting rights to 140,000 Kentuckians applies to them.

Big week for Voting Rights last week

Over 36 hours, we had three big voting rights events – a Voting Rights Lobby Day, a Criminal Justice Panel Discussion, and a Press Conference for HB 6.

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Voting Rights Lobby Day

In all, we had 34 documented meetings with legislators, 8 lobby teams, and 28 grassroots lobbyists plus the Kentucky Council of Church's great Prayer Day of Action on Voting Rights and 60 UFCW workers there who talked to legislators about HB 6 as a part of their meetings.

Our members built up their confidence in speaking truth to power and we had frustrating and yet valuable conversations with foes and allied legislators alike.

We got a lot done today and we can build on it. Come join us in Frankfort to continue the work!

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