Jefferson County | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter: Jefferson County

If you are looking for a growing base of fun-filled committed community leaders to share your talents with, look no further! The Jefferson County Chapter hosts over two thousand members from all over Louisville, Oldham County and across the bridge in southern Indiana. Our chapter hosts both the young and experienced from many different walks of life. While actively supporting all of KFTC’s statewide campaigns, members in our chapter also have work on local campaigns around air quality, economic justice, and more.

Since the chapter formed in 1983, we have supported and worked with allies on issues that affect you and me, including affordable housing, police abuse, sweat shops, hazardous waste reduction and recycling. Our doors are open to anyone who wants to fight for justice while building a compassionate, connected, and fun community here in our great city. 

 

Recent Activities

SRO's: There's a better way

Jefferson County Public Schools has ended its contract with the local police and sheriff departments to directly provide “school resource officers” or SROs.

JCPS Student Assignment Plan: What's most equitable for our kids?

We all want the same thing for our kids: for them to be able to go to a school that’s the right fit for them, a school that will give them a great education in an environment that’s safe for all students and staff.

The Jefferson County School Board is currently considering decisions that will have an impact on every student in Jefferson County Public Schools. We want to make sure that they hear from us all about how these decisions will impact our kids and all students.

The Student Assignment Plan

Right now, any student who is not accepted to a magnet or other special school program attends their “reside” school. For most students, that means a school close to where they live. But students in West Louisville have been assigned to “satellite resides” in order to increase diversity – their “reside” school is often on the other side of the county from them!

Lights For Liberty Action Friday

People across the world, including here in Kentucky, are disgusted and distrubed by the images coming from ICE detention facilities.

ORSANCO Makes Standards Voluntary

On June 6, the current standards set by the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) for monitoring water quality in the Ohio River became voluntary.

Unpacking the electricity rate increases for LG&E and KU

After rate hikes in 2015 and 2017, Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) hit their customers with another rate hike a few weeks ago.

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Chapter Feature:

Watch a video from our Open House

Regular Meetings:

First Unitarian Church
809 South 4th St
Louisville, KY 40203
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Our chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Chapter Organizer:

Chandra Cruz-Thomson
735 Lampton Street
Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40203
502-589-3188

Upcoming Events:

October 23

JC Calls for Democracy

735 Lampton St
Louisville, KY 40203

Drop in anytime between 5-8 and make some calls/send texts with us!

October 23

JC Racial Justice Team Planning Meeting

318 W Kentucky St
Louisville, KY 40203

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October 24

JC Calls for Democracy

735 Lampton St
Louisville, KY 40203

Drop in anytime between 5-8 and make some calls/send texts with us!