Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
is a community of people, inspired by
a Vision, building New Power and
a better future for all of us. Together,
we organize for a fair economy, a
healthy environment, new safe energy
and an honest democracy. Join us.

Jim Shepherd

Jim Sheperd"I've lived a lot of places in my life," says KFTC member and new former felon spokesperson Jim Shepherd.  "All over the U.S., really; but my family is from Hazard, I've lived here for the last five years, and I'm planning on staying."

Recent news from our blog

Address health issues, help us create a bright future, Carl Shoupe tells Congress

A Congressional subcommittee on April 9 heard testimony on ways to help Appalachian communities recover from more than a century of coal mining as they build a new and more diverse economy.

“We can build a bright future,” Carl Shoupe told committee members.

Shoupe, a third generation coal miner from Harlan County, described how residents Read more

KFTC's Voting Rights Strategy Team sets stage for victories

KFTC's Voting Rights Strategy Team met in Frankfort with 27 members from all over the state...

KFTC members continue to build New Power through the Power House workshops

Since April of this year, KFTC members across eastern Kentucky have helped host energy efficiency...

RECLAIM Act is approved by U.S. House committee

$1 billion approved for investment in coal communities building post-coal economies

Talking about the Black experience in Kentucky with Dr. George Wright

Conversation with Dr. George Wright explores Black history and Black experience in Kentucky

KFTC members and allies claim the House, meet with Bevin

As the legislature resumed on February 5 after a recess, members were in Frankfort to lead a series

Cumberland chapter hosts "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" film

Over 30 community members from Corbin gathered on Sunday to watch "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot"