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I Love Mountains Day

First day back lobbying in Frankfort was a big hit

gIMG_0114On Wednesday, KFTC members gathered in Frankfort for our first regular lobby day of the General Assembly, kickstarting our 2013 grassroots lobbying for legislation to restore voting rights toformer felons who have served their debt to society. 

This was the first time lobbying for several of us, and a key space to learn how.

In all, we talked to 19 legislators, several of which were new themselves, having just been elected the previous November. 

Two of our citizen lobbyists were former felons themselves, Mark Romines of Louisville and Teddi Smith Robillard of Lexington.  Telling their stories to legislators face-to-face and connecting with them was a really key part of the day.

Are you ready for I Love Mountains Day?

We are 10 days out from our annual I Love Mountains Day rally, and we are getting excited! Members are making Valentines cards,organizing buses, and hosting at-home events to get ready for the big day. Additionally, we have confirmed great line up of speakers for the rally including Kentucky author Silas House, KFTC leaders Elizabeth Sanders and Sue Tallichet, our Youth Essay Contestwinner, and more. Our rally will also feature music by one of our favorite bands, Sugar Tree!

If you haven't had been to I Love Mountains Day before, or you'd like a refresher on our bills and the logistics for the day, please join us for one of two informational webinars that we will be hosting this week. These quick webinars will give you a quick overview of our work in Frankfort and how you can plug in this year. The webinars will be held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. and on Friday morning at 10 a.m.

I Love Mountains Day information webinar

KFTC is hosting hosting an informational webinar for people who plan on attending our I Love Mountains Day rally this year.  The webinar will help people coming to I Love Mountains Day by:

I Love Mountains Day information webinar

KFTC is hosting hosting an informational webinar for people who plan on attending our I Love Mountains Day rally this year.  The webinar will help people coming to I Love Mountains Day by:

Dine out for the Mountains (CKY) at Thirdstreetstuff coffee shop

The wonderful folks over at ThirdStreetStuff coffee shop have generously offered to donate 12% of their food and drink sales to Kentuckians for the Commownealth as part of Lexington Loves Mountains week, on February 12th. Come one down and get a coffee or a sandwich (or both) and support local business and KFTC!

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