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Call for urgent Congressional action to help coal-impacted communities

Posted by: KFTC Staff on March 9, 2020

More than 100 organizations, including KFTC, have added their names to a sign-on letter urging U

Healthy Democracy Day Success

Posted by: KFTC Staff on March 5, 2020

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We had our Healthy Democracy Day in Frankfort yesterday bringing about 100 Kentuckians to Frankfort to share their vision for a real Democracy in Kentucky and to fight for it.

We had 9 lobby teams, recruited 7 bill co-sponsorships, had 24 legislative meetings, had 15 powerful speakers, and really laid the groundwork to stop SB 62 this session, and pass HB 6 next session while weaving an overall vision of what kind of Democracy we want more than we have before in Frankfort.

KFTC's New Power PAC is excited to endorse an unwavering voice for justice

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 27, 2020

We are working for a day when Kentuckians – and all people – can thrive. When our lives and communities matter more than profits. And when every voice is heard in our democracy.

Media campaign pushes Congress to act on RECLAIM Act and black lung fund

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 24, 2020

In January, KFTC and several ally groups launched a paid media campaign – including 10 billboards plus radio, newspaper and digital ads in central and eastern Kentucky – calling on members of Congr

Call in for Restoration of Voting Rights for People with Felonies in their Past

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 24, 2020

1-28-20 Frankfort Lobbying-3121We’ve been pushing to restore voting rights of people with felonies in their past in Kentucky for 15 years. We’re closer now than ever, but some Senate Republicans are answering this call with voting rights legislation that doesn’t actually give anyone their right to vote back. It will come up for a vote in the Senate tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/25), so calls are needed urgently!

Let us in! Getting in the capitol buildings is challenging experience.

Posted by: K.A. Owens on February 21, 2020

Public access the the capitol and capitol annex is an issue during the legislative session.

Kentucky Needs a Safety Net that Works for Us, Not Against Us

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 20, 2020

Many Kentuckians are simply a lost job, new baby, accident or illness away from qualifying for Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP),

Kentucky students speak out against guns in schools, Senate Bill 8

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 19, 2020

Kentuckians need our legislators to put education first. Instead, they prioritized their political wants above what our students really need with Senate Bill 8 (SB 8), which forces a firearm into every public school in the state.


Teachers across the commonwealth are paying for classroom supplies out of their own pockets or fundraising for the resources our students need to learn. Our kids and their teachers deserve funding for projects that nurture and educate, not for guns in schools.

Voting Rights EO Decision Tree

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 19, 2020

With information from the Campaign Legal Center's RestoreYourVote.org tool, KFTC has developed a decision tree to use in the field to help people determine if Governor Andy Beshear's Executive Order restoring voting rights to 140,000 Kentuckians applies to them.  Here's a link to the PDF and an image of it is below.  

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KFTC’s London office is on track to be completely solar-powered!

Posted by: KFTC Staff on February 12, 2020

Solar panels on KFTC's London office building

Solar panels were recently installed on KFTC’s main office in London. This was the final step in a series of energy upgrades that the building had been undergoing in the last several months, which puts the office building on track to be completely solar-powered.

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