Chapter: Scott County

If you think there should be a way for you to have more of a say about issues here in Scott County, you're right. 

The Scott County KFTC Chapter is committed to holding elected officials accountable and making our democracy stronger while working to make our community better a better place for all of us. Come join us and get involved. We are currently working locally on making curbside recycling available in Georgetown, and on pushing for a fairness ordinance in Scott County.

Recent Activities

Big Weekend Push to the Oct 9th Voter Registration Deadline!

gIMG_6731The voter registration deadline is just a few days away on Tuesday, October 9th.

KFTC chapters across the commonwealth have already registered thousands of voters in recent weeks, but in these last few days, we’ll be pulling out all the stops, registering voters at:

An array of events over three days as part of Northern Kentucky Loves Democracy A table at this weekend’s Swappin’ Meetin’ in Harlan County The Festival of the Horse in Scott County A 36 hour straight voter registration marathon in Lexington! And a 48-hour-straight voter registration marathon in Louisville!! And much more!

 

Contact your local KFTC Organizer to see if there are voter registration events in your area this weekend, and come on out and join us!

Or if you can’t do that, at least make sure you and your friends and family are all set to vote.

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51 students registered to vote at Georgetown College today

gIMG_7172KFTC and  Georgetown Sociology Club members registered voters at Georgetown College earlier today, bringing in 51 voter registration in just a little over two hours.

Most conversations focused on letting students know that they have the right to register either using their local campus address or their permanent address back home.  In most cases, it's better to vote locally where it's the easiest, but we also helped half a dozen students from Ohio to think through the process of voting absentee back home where it might have a big impact on the presidential election. 

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Big week in Scott County

gIMG_2552Our Scott County KFTC chapter has a big week this week

Tonight - There will be a Scott County City Council forum at 6pm at First Baptist Church 1330 Lexington Rd.  It's sponsored by M.O.V.E. Inc. and partially publicized by our allies at the NAACP.

Wednesday - Georgetown College KFTC members and friends are spearheading a voter registration drive on campus from 11am to 2pm in the heart of campus.

Thursday - There's a Scott County KFTC Chapter Meeting coming up at 7pm at the Georgetown Library.  We'll also be scheduling a series of other events including phone banks that evening. 

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Students back and organizing across the Commonwealth

gIMG_6599Students are back at universities across the state and KFTC members on campuses are organizing to meet incoming freshmen and introduce them to community organizing. 

At Georgetown College this weekend, Homer White organized a series of small meetings with incoming freshmen to talk about opportunities toget involved in the community including through KFTC. 

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KFTC members get the Blue Ribbon!

Last night's marathon Public Input meeting marked the end of this important stage of the Blue Ribbon Tax Commission's process for recommending state tax reforms. Although a few good folks had to leave before they could deliver their statement – the meeting ran more than an hour over time – the call for progressive tax reforms and adequate revenue for health, education, and environmental protection and clean energy was loud and clear. Sixteen of the speakers lined up were KFTC members, some coming as concerned Kentuckians and some wearing the hat of an ally organization.

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Regular Meetings:

Scott County Public Llibrary
104 S. Bradford Ln.
Georgetown, KY 40324
Monthly chapter meeting

We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. People are encouraged to bring food to share, if they can. However, there always more than enough to go around!

Chapter Organizer:

Joe Gallenstein
Georgetown, KY
859-380-6103

Upcoming Events:

December 7

Scott County December Meeting!

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The Scott County Chapter's December meeting is to be determined, but we know there will be food, justice, and more! 
Join us there!

December 9

Candidate Exploration Workshop

1733 Russell Cave Rd
Lexington, KY 40505

Are you or someone you know thinking about running for elected office in 2018? If so, KFTC has a great opportunity for you.