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Chapter: Central Kentucky

The Central Kentucky chapter is one of the oldest chapters within KFTC. We are a diverse group of people who care about making our communities healthy and safe for all people. Our chapter members are interested in a range of issues, but currently we are working on educating folks about democracy through our voter empowerment work. We're also focusing on building economic, environmental and racial justice in Lexington and the Central Kentucky area. Please join us at our next chapter meeting or at one of our upcoming events. Meet other chapter members to learn about the exciting work we're doing and how you can be a part of it!

Recent Activities

Join movement to overturn Citizens United, corporate control of government

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Reposted from yesterday's Herald-Leader - an op-ed by Herbert Reid and Richard Knittel - who are (amongstother things) KFTC members from Lexington and Versailles, respectively. 

 

One valuable scholarly study of the right to vote states "despite its pioneering role in promoting democratic values, the United States was one of the last countries in the developed world to attain universal suffrage."

The same study reminds us that it was the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr. that brought "the abolition of almost all remaining restrictions on the right to vote."

On Monday, American citizens will see another anniversary of the unfortunate 2010 Supreme Court decision (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) bringing an unprecedented flood of money into our electoral process.

This year, the anniversary coincides with the national day honoring the civil rights movement's greatest leader.

Voting Rights in the News

This segment aired on News Channel 12 in Bowling Green this week. 

Teddi Smith Robillard Voted Today

Teddi Smith RobillardThis morning at 6:15 a.m., I got a call from Teddi Smith Robillard, 73, of Lexington telling me that she had just voted. 

Teddi is a former felon who has been fighting since Spring of last year to get her right to vote back in Kentucky and this is the first time she's been able to vote since the early 80s.

"It's been very weird," Teddi said, thinking back.  "For so much of my life, I've helped people to register to vote - hundreds of people - but I haven't been able to vote myself.  It always felt strange to me, but I still did it because of how important voting is. 

Floyd County Voter Empowerment Update

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In Floyd County, KFTC members have gotten out into the community today, passing out voter guides, helping people to find polling locations, passing out stickers, giving rides to the polls, and generally getting people ready to vote.

One of the voting locations that we drove a voter to had a an hour-long line, which is pretty incredible.

 

Central Kentucky voter mobilization update

Members and friends of the Central Kentucky chapter of KFTC have been working around the clock to educate voters and moblize them to the polls.

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Regular Meetings:

Episcopal Mission House
203 E. 4th St.
Lexington, KY 40508
CKY KFTC monthly chapter meeting

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the Episcopal Mission House at the corner of 4th St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (across the street from the Living Arts & Science Center) in Lexington.

Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Chapter Organizer:

Meredith Wadlington
250 Plaza Dr.
Suite #4
Lexington, KY 40508
859-276-0563

Upcoming Events:

October 1

Save Solar: PSC Administrative Hearing on Net Metering

211 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY 40601

SAVE THE DATE.

October 17

Central Kentucky Chapter Meeting

203 E 4th St
Lexington, KY 40508

Join us for our monthly chapter meeting! All are welcome. 

 

The Episcopal Mission House is wheelchair accessible.