Southern Kentucky | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

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 6 p.m. at the Foundry, in Bowling Green.

Recent Activities

Help decide the future of Kentucky's tax system

Last Chance sign.jpgKentuckians deserve investments in good jobs, clean air and water, quality educations, and healthy, vibrant communities. This Kentucky is possible, but we need to reform our state tax system.

And this summer may well be our best opportunity in the last decade to push forward tax reforms that improve our quality of life. Right now, Kentucky's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform is getting ready to hold Public Meetings across the state. Everyday Kentuckians are invited to share their best ideas about needed state tax reforms--ideas that will shape the Commission's recommendations for the 2013 General Assembly. The first of these meetings is in Paducah on May 29.

Sign on today to help clean air in Mammoth Cave park

Today is the last day the U.S. EPA is accepting comments on a proposed rule change that would weaken efforts to clean up the skies in national parks, including Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.

The proposal would let coal-burning power plants in 28 states use a weaker air pollution emissions standard. In short, the EPA wants to allows power plants in those states to use the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to improve natural visibility conditions in Class I areas rather than the source-specific Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART).

College Campuses Continue to Leave Coal Behind

Taken from an article by Joan Oleck


The movement on college campuses continues to be in the direction of greener energy sources.

Final Bowling Green Election Day Check-in

Bowling Green Election Day Report

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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."

Take Action for Democracy in Warren County!

Together, we can get one step closer to the Kentucky we all believe is possible. But it's going to take all of us, and it's going to take a real grassroots effort to knock on doors, call our neighbors and talk about the issues that matter to us. We're laying the groundwork for something BIG in 2019 and 2020. Are you with us?

Will you commit a few hours to a healthy democracy? We need you on our team. Please click this link to sign up for actions in Warren County!  

 

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 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Laura Harper Knight
958 Collette Avenue Suite 310
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 282-4553

Upcoming Events:

September 24

SOKY Chapter Meeting

531 West 11th Ave
Bowling Green , KY 42101

Join us for our monthly chapter meeting at The Foundry in Bowing Green, KY.

October 1

SOKY Democracy Team Meeting

958 Collett Ave
Conference Room
Bowling Green , KY 42101

Nearly everyone** is invited to our monthly Democracy Team meetings. Our Democracy Team is who decides how our voter empowerment work happens in our chapter.

October 22

SOKY Chapter Meeting

531 West 11th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Join us for our monthly chapter meeting to hear about what we are working on in our chapter area, and become involved. 

All are welcome, please bring a friend!