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Action Alert for Redistricting

Posted by: KFTC Staff on March 2, 2021

The following is an action alert from our allies at the League of Women Voters on Redistricting.

ACTION ALERT

Call Legislators today about  House Concurrent Resolution 61 calling for an open redistricting process!

800-372-7181

Redistricting Congressional and KY House and Senate boundaries will happen during the 2022 legislature and once enacted, will be in effect for 10 YEARS! In the past, redistricting has been done behind closed doors!

HCR 61 calls for an open process with opportunities for public input.

Call House leaders and your own legislator today and ask them to hear and support HCR 61 and open up the process.

Call 1-800-372-7181 and ask legislators to:

Please assign HCR 61 to a committee and support its passage to create an open redistricting process. Kentucky deserves a transparent redistricting process with opportunities for public input.

LexStand sponsors virtual town hall on Breonna’s Law

Posted by: KFTC Staff on March 2, 2021

Kentuckians deserve more than what the General Assembly had to offer. That’s why LexStand for Breonna’s Law Coalition co-sponsored a virtual town hall with Mission Behind Bars and Beyond, Inc. and KFTC to support HB 21, Breonna’s Law, and to also push for Lexington to become the second Kentucky city with a local ban on no-knock warrants. 

Southern Kentucky chapter member creates micro pantry

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 28, 2021

When our neighbors are hungry, we feed them.

Kentuckians urge relief and a fundamental reshaping of our economy

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 23, 2021

A statement from Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
as House COVID relief plan advances

Follow-up from yesterday's Virtual Lobby Day for a Healthy Democracy

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 19, 2021

2-18-21 Virtual Lobby Day for a Healthy DemocracyYesterday's Virtual Lobby Day for a Healthy Democracy was a big success, despite so many weather-related challenges. We had over 70 participants, had some good legislative meetings, a lobby training, social media training, letter to the editor training, spokesperson training, generated tons of calls to the legislative message line and good outreach through social media, and had a fantastic virtual rally with powerful stories in the afternoon.

HB 272 aims to charge ratepayers more, lessen executive power

Posted by: Jacob Mack-Boll on February 10, 2021

Throughout this pandemic, Kentuckians have looked out for each other. Now we need our elected leaders to look out for Kentuckians who are still hurting.

Today House Bill 272 passed out of the House Local Government Committee (see how committee members voted). This bill aims to bypass the regulatory power of the Public Service Commission – proposing to make blanket allowances for water utilities to charge late fees up to 10% at their discretion, with no state oversight and no justification. 

Eastern Kentucky members meet with Senator Turner

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 10, 2021

EKY members meeting with Sen. TurnerIn February, members of the Big Sandy Chapter and KFTC members in nearby counties met with Sen. Johnnie Turner to begin to build a relationship and urge his support for a few important issues. Participants included Kathy Curtis, Erik Fields, and John and Jean Rosenberg from Floyd County, Dayjha Hogg and Jacob Mack-Boll from Letcher County, Carl Shoupe from Harlan County, and Lisa Abbott from Madison County.

Legislators should reject partisan impeachment bid

Posted by: KFTC Staff on January 27, 2021

Today a legislative committee is meeting to consider a petition to impeach

Voting Rights / Democracy focus on General Assembly bills and work in new year

Posted by: KFTC Staff on January 26, 2021

KFTC Voting Rights Strategy TeamWe had a January 9 Voting Rights Strategy Team meeting with 20 attendees, unpacking the political moment we’re in, celebrating our work last year to register people with felonies in their past, and winning a strong general election infrastructure. We set to work planning with a focus on the General Assembly. We also held a January 15 Voting Rights meeting where more than 50 people from 30 organizations joined to strengthen our coalition, build a shared analysis and make plans (both in the legislature and for field work). 

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