- address the problems caused by coal mining and its effects on our water, air, land and people
- make a transition to cleaner and safer forms of energy that create new jobs and respect our resources
- reform our tax structure so it’s fair and supports quality schools, healthy and safe communities, and an effective state government
- restore voting rights and enable all Kentuckians to participate in our democracy
- choose better leaders who represent ordinary people instead of powerful interests.
“Many of us are working to create a better future for our children and grandchildren – and we’ve got lots of possibilities and real ideas about how to do that. We’ve got a bright future if we want it.”
KFTC is a grassroots organization of almost 9,000 members across Kentucky. We have local chapters and at-large members in many counties. We use a set of core strategies, from leadership development to communications and voter empowerment, to impact a broad range of issues, including coal and water, new energy and transition, economic justice and voting rights.
Our members are:
- Folks from cities, rural areas and small towns
Our commitment to diversity
KFTC is committed to building a strong, diverse organization. Racism, classism and other forms of oppression stand in the way of our vision and are among the root causes of the problems we're working to address. We bring together people from diverse backgrounds and help them see the connections between their communities and issues – to build long-term, mutually supportive relationships that are the basis for building power together.