Northern Kentucky | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter: Northern Kentucky

If you believe that Northern Kentucky communities are best served by honoring diversity and promoting sustainability, then join the Northern Kentucky chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

The chapter began in Northern Kentucky in 2010, and has been active working to build a more just and sustainable community. From concerts, to film series, to candidate forums, our chapter is always working to find ways to better engage and work within our community. We hope you can join us, and help build a better Kentucky.

Recent Activities

Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance

Every year, during the week leading up to the Trans Day of Remembrance, people come together to particpate in Trans Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to raising the visibility of transgender people, and to talk about issues that members of the community often face. From homelessness, to poverty, discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, and even to violence, trans and gender nonconforming people are forced to live lives where systems of injustice overlap. The week is set aside from November 13 to November 19.

Members celebrate Northern Kentucky’s love for democracy

Northern Kentucky members celebrated the voter registration period with a whirlwind of activity from September 28 through October 6!

Members join climate strikes across the commonwealth

Louisville

As we stood under the blazing sun in Jefferson Square Park with our signs and petitions, Greta Thurnburg was delivering this quote to the United Nations, “You must unite behind the science. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option.” 

At the Louisville Climate Strike, attendees were ready to unite and take action. KFTC Chairperson Cassia Herron spoke of the importance of voting and fighting against political bullying. Generations young and old clapped and hollered in solidarity. 

We knew that giving up on the planet and our future is not an option.

Climate Strike Reflections

Photo taken by member Kirsten Schwarz

As much as humanity believes the ideology that we are invincible, that is obviously not the case.

NKY Sustainability Tour Saturday!

Join Kentuckians For The Commonwealth this Saturday, September 21, for our first ever Sustainability Tour around the heart of Covington! We will be visiting key places around town that are using sustainable practices in their business and strategies that could be used all around to make a eco-friendlier community. Environmental policies will also be a point of discussion, such as how SNAP and double dollars can be used to promote local agriculture, on-bill financing of energy improvements, increase access to local foods, public transit, clean energy and opportunity act, and more – come learn with us! The tour will end with a hike on the Licking River Greenway Trails, a chance to appreciate our Mother Earth and recapture on all that was discussed earlier in the day.

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Regular Meetings:

Center for Great Neighborhoods
321 W. 12th Street
Covington, KY 41011
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Every Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Joe Gallenstein
306 Greenup St
Covington, KY 41011
859-380-6103

Upcoming Events:

December 14

Zootopia Screening

502 Scott Blvd
Covington, KY 41011

Join members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and allies for this family friendly film that can help introduce children to issues of race, bias, and the impact they have on criminal justice issu

December 17

NKY Holiday Potluck

321 MLK Street
Covington, KY 41011

Join us at the Center for Great Neighborhoods for a potluck and celebration of the work we've done throughout the year! 

December 18

NKY Racial Justice Meeting

306 Greenup Street
Covington, KY 41011

Join the NKY Racial Justice Committee as we plan for the year ahead:

- Racial Justice Film Series
- Training Needs and Desires
- Ally events
- And more!