Chapter: Southern Kentucky

The Southern Kentucky chapter is a diverse and active group of people working to build a better future for all. We aim to hold our elected officials accountable as we create a more just, healthy, and sustainable community. Among the many issues we care about, our chapter is currently working on fair housing, tax justice, fairness, voter empowerment, and clean, safe, and affordable energy options.

Working together we are building the movement for economic, environmental, and social justince in southern Kentucky! Please join us at an upcoming chpater meeting or event. We meet every fourth Tuesday at 6pm at the Foundry, in Bowling Green, Ky.

Recent Activities

Bike Parade in Bowling Green!

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Rolling through streets and neighborhoods, members of the Southern KY chapter of KFTC visited the Westside where we have focused our canvassing, reminding people to vote with home made signs and our voices.  We then visited two polling places and WKU, and finished on the square downtown.

We also did two interviews and video for WKU-TV with Ka'Seana Blanton and had a photographer follow us around for the whole ride.

We're also giving rides to the polls and fielding phone calls, and doing it all in style.

Here in the Central KY time zone, we have just over two hours left before the polls close.

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Voter Mobilization update from Bowling Green / Southern Kentucky

phone bank(1)Howdy from Bowling Green! The SOKY chapter got together for our second phone bank last night, and it was as much fun as we coud handle!

Eight members braved the cold and drizzly weather for pizza and a little democracy in action.

We called around 250 people and had some great conversations. Our meeting space is often shared by ESL classes, and we were delighted when one student and one instructor volunteered to make calls with us!

We also hope to have another student ride with us in the sound truck today, joining Jason Brown on the megaphone.

We'll also have a phalanx of bike riders alongside the truck today...pictures of that to come.

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Voter Registration Report from Southern Kentucky Chapter

Greetings from Bowling Green! 

The Southern Kentucky chapter had a blast with voter empowerment this year, registering 469 voters and having a ton of great conversations along the way. photo(1)

Our efforts began with regular tabling at the Community Farmers Market every Saturday, where we have made many good connections for future work. We also committed ourselves to canvassing often on the west side of Bowling Green, a low-income/minority section of town.  Our chapter meetings are held at a community center in this neighborhood, and members have given substantial effort over the years to forge relationships with residents of the west side. 

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Member speaks out for her community while Bowling Green passes business tax cut

Dana Beasley Brown

The Bowling Green City Commission voted 4 - 1 to pass a local tax cut for businesses, the costs of which are unknown.

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KFTC Electoral Organizers hired, trained and ready to go!

Pictured left to right Tayna Fogle, Allyson Williams, Stephanie Tyree, Carey Henson, Linda Stettenbenz, Beth Bissmeyer, Jennifer Jeffers, Tanya Torp, Kristah Lavalle and Alan Smith.

KFTC's campaign to register, educate and mobilize thousands of voters leading up to the November 6 election took a leap forward August 27 as KFTC ran an intensive two-day training of our brand new electoral organizers from chapter areas across the state. These folks will be assisting KFTC members and chapter organizers build grassroots power and strengthening our democracy.

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Chapter Feature:

Member spotlight

Read an op-ed by Southern Kentucky chapter member, Jeanie Smith on the importance of an Earned Income Tax Credit for Kentuckians.

"I live in Warren County, where according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a state EITC would directly benefit more than 10,000 Warren County families, with an average credit of $330. Our families, like families all over Kentucky, are working hard to make it today. Having a $300-$400 tax credit that targets low- to moderate-income working families would make such a difference in the day-to-day."

Renter's Handbook

The Southern Kentucky chapter worked with Bowling Green Housing Coalition to create the Barren River Area Renters' Handbook. Click the image above to read it online.

Regular Meetings:

The Foundry
531 W. 11th Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting every 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Molly Kaviar
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(502) 599-3989

Upcoming Events:

July 21

SOKY Tax Team Flyering

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Spread the message of tax justice by joining the Soky Tax Team in having conversations, handing out flyers, and encouraging folks to sign our petition at local grocery stores and other locations.

July 22

WKY Tax Justice Deep Canvass

3121 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY

During the Tax Justice training on

July 25

SOKY Summer Party

Alvaton, KY

You're invi