Chapter: Madison County

Do you believe community members have an important voice in the conversation about Madison County’s future?

The Madison County KFTC Chapter is a place where you, a member of this community, can work with others on issues we care about. Over the past year our members have worked together to promote clean energy at the local level, register and educate voters, support a Fairness ordinance in Berea, and much more. We have more than 500 members of various ages and backgrounds, and we welcome new folks.

Our monthly meeting is a great opportunity to learn what we’re up to, express your ideas and find a way to get involved.

Recent Activities

Getting Voters out in Madison County

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IMG_20121106_133401Madison County KFTC members young and otherwise have been hard at work getting voters to the polls. 

Our "Just Voted" car is catching attention around Richmond and Berea.  

Members, including 8 year olds Madison and McKayla, are passing out voter guides and waving signs at local businesses. 

We've been calling Berea College students to get them on shuttles that the college Student Government Association is running.  And we made a few shuttle trips ourselves. 

We still have a few two and a half hours to get everyone to the polls, so we're going to do everything we can to get them there!

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Madison County Voter Mobilization Update

EKU2Madison County has been at it again!  On Halloween, members pounded the pavement on EKU's campus, handing out "Zombie" election reminders and voter guides.  Many students are excited to be voting in their first Presidential Election and promised to get to the polls next Tuesday.

On Thursday night members met at the Berea office to eat a pasta dinner (with homemade sauce - YUM!) and snack on leftover Halloween candy.  We made over a hundred phone calls to voters who registered at our tabling events, and got positive responses.  Several voters appreciated that we could look up their polling place online, and many are planning to look up their ballot ahead of time by using the link on www.KentuckyElection.org.

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Berea Candidate Forum in Madison County

On Tuesday, October 30th, members of the Madison County chapter joined with Berea College's Student Government Association to sponsor a candidates' forum where candidates for Berea's City Council

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Madison County Voter Mobilization Update

It's been an exciting week in Madison County.  We held three phone banks.  The first was at Berea College where students called fellow students who had registered to vote on campus.  Everyone we talked to is excited to hit the polls and we answered questions that made it simpler for them to do so.

Our other two phone banks were member calls both to get out the vote and inform members about upcoming events.  Our everyone was so informed that we'll have no problem keeping up the KFTC tradition being a powerful voice in elections. 

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KFTC registers 252 voters at EKU

Last week, the Madison County chapter of KFTC partnered with Eastern Kentucky University for a Rock the Vote festival on campus. Despite the rain, hundreds of students gathered for a cookout and live music. Chapter members Margaret Ricketts and David Fields, along with student volunteers, registered two hundred fifty-two voters over the course of the day.

At lunch the rush to register was so long that a registration table and clipboards in the crowd still left people in line. But they waited patiently. Many students were excited about the opportunity to vote in their first presidential election. 

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Chapter Feature:

Regular Meetings:

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Berea College Appalachian Center
205 N. Main Street
Bruce-Trades Building
Berea, KY 40403
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Join us on the fourth Monday of every month at 7pm (unless otherwise noted) for our Madison County KFTC Chapter meeting. We share updates about our work, make plans for upcoming work, and much more. Everyone is welcome, and new faces are encouraged!

Chapter Organizer:

Sasha Zaring
210 North Broadway #3
Berea, KY 40403
859-358-9713

Upcoming Events:

June 26

Madison County KFTC Chapter Annual Meeting & Potluck

300 Harrison Rd.
Berea, KY 40403

Join the Madison County chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth for their annual chapter meeting (AND POTLUCK!!)!