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Enough is Enough, Stop the GOP Tax Plan

KFTC is working for a day when companies and the wealthy pay their share of taxes and can’t buy elections. The Republican tax proposals coming out of Washington--from the person occupying the White House, from the House, and most recently from Senator McConnell's Senate--are deeply problematic.
The intent of these plans is not to fix a problem in our tax code, or even to reduce the national deficit. The intent of these plans is to cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations, and to make vulnerable the programs that so many of us depend on: especially Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. The plans violate our values that tell us to be with each other in hard times and they undermine the role of our government. They are a scheme to dismantle our core democratic institutions, and we must fight them.

Join KFTC for our Action for Democracy Launch!

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth believes in the power of people working together to take action on issues that affect all Kentuckians. We also believe in an authentic democracy where everyone is included, voting is accessible, elections are fair, and elected leaders are responsive to folks in their communities. KFTC is committed to working year-round to register, educate and mobilize voters. And we plan to elevate our voter engagement work in 2018 and beyond so we can begin to move closer to our vision for a healthy and vibrant democracy.

Speak Out: Kentucky Power Is Seeking a Punishing Rate Increase In Eastern Kentucky

A pension is promise. Don’t cut it, fund it.

Governor Bevin and the Kentucky legislature are planning to roll out changes to Kentucky’s public pension system this week that will hurt public workers, breaking the promise of a public pension and stripping our public servants of the benefits they have earned. Legislators have only paid the legally required payment into the pension fund for 7 out of the last 21 years all while giving out billions of tax breaks to millionaires and corporations. And now they’re blaming us state workers and trying to cut our benefits. This isn’t right! 

We need you to raise your voice and stand with me and the rest of our public workers.

Support a Just Transition for Coal Communities

 

The RECLAIM Act would help communities struggling with the decline of the coal industry to make a just transition by disbursing $1 billion over five years from the federal Abandoned Mine Lands fund.

Call Senators McConnell & Paul today to stop the latest ACA repeal bill in its tracks

From Kentucky Voices for Health

While some Senators are engaging in positive, bipartisan talks to stabilize the ACA marketplaces, proponents of Graham-Cassidy are trying to force a vote on repeal before the end of September (when current budget rules expire that allow the Senate to pass a repeal bill with just 50 votes, plus a tie-breaking vote from the Vice President).

The Graham-Cassidy bill is just as bad as all of the previous repeal efforts, if not worse.

Protect our families and communities; defend DACA youth

KFTC is guided by our vision for Kentucky, which includes our own dream of working for a day, “when discrimination is wiped out of our laws, habits and hearts.” And yet we are reminded daily of the discrimination that many Kentuckians face, including new immigrants.

DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – is an Obama administration program that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to apply to stay in the country while they pursue their education or employment.

Comments due on Gov. Bevin's Medicaid proposal

Public Comments on Gov. Bevin's Medicaid Changes Due Wednesday, Aug. 2, 11:59PM

COMMENT PERIOD TOOLKIT (from Kentucky Voices for Health)

Join the fight for tax justice

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is ramping up our organizing efforts around fighting for tax justice in 2017. We’re approaching a moment of urgency for this work, and want you involved. Below you will find several opportunities for you to get involved in this campaign and organize for economic justice in Kentucky. Please register for and/or share out this information to folks in your circles who's voices should be at the table for this work.

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