Harlan, Cumberland chapter members excited about 2018 work

In January and February, two eastern Kentucky chapters have started the year off with a bang.

Harlan County chapter members met on January 25 and did some deep visioning on what they want the chapter to work on over the course of the next year, bringing long-time members as well as folks new to KFTC together.

“I'm excited for the direction the chapter is moving in. I believe this can be a great thing for Harlan County, and it can move Harlan in a very positive direction, for the benefit of all who live here,” Lily Milovnik, a Harlan County High School student, said in regards to the January chapter meeting.

In addition to the powerful Harlan County chapter meeting, the newly formed Cumberland Chapter petitioned and officially became a chapter at the February steering committee meeting after a very strong chapter meeting in January. The chapter covers Laurel, Knox, Whitley and Pulaski counties. The group plans to focus on environmental justice, racial justice, voting rights and LGBTQ+ issues.

At their February chapter meeting, members put some power behind vision and came up with action items and next steps to move them forward on their four key work areas.

“I’m excited to be surrounded by like-minded folks who love their home and have the same progressive ideas as myself. I’m even more excited to be in a chapter that is local to me because it’s bringing more people together and the meetings aren’t too far away for me to attend now,” reflected Sarah-Sage Hoffman, a Cumberland Chapter member.

As these chapters continue to dig further into developing their work, it’s clear that both are going to do exciting things in 2018!