Central Kentucky | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

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

Power of Voice - Tayna Fogle

Our friends at the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Equal Voice just put together a powerful video following one of our leaders, Tayna Fogle, of Lexington.

Power of Voice from Equal Voice on Vimeo.

Tayna Fogle is a grandmother, basketball player extraordinaire, and former addict who spent nearly part a decade in prison. In order to stand up for the issues that were important to her family, she had to bravely defend against harsh drug sentencing policies and learn to navigate bureaucratic mazes to regain her right to vote. Today she works with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth as an organizer and voting rights activist to help others do the same. Her story is appropriately called “Power of Voice.”

Zombie-related voter mobilization in the next few days

Zombies Can't Vote!

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 Don't be a zombie! - learn about the candidates at www.KentuckyElection.org and vote on Tuesday, November 6th.

With Halloween close upon us, there are a lot of big zombie-related shenanigans across the state of Kentucky in the next few days. 

And with the election just a couple of days after, we decided to use this opportunity to mobilize voters - and have a lot of fun doing it.  

10th Singing For Democracy a big success

Last night at Total Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington, KFTC members and friends held our tenth Singing For Democracy Gospel Fest.

About 150 people gathered for the event, which included a step show by Thunderous Praise, performances by Total Grace's choir and Renew, plus solo acts and former felons telling their personal stories. 

Tayna Fogle opened up the events amidst a stage filled with ladders, hammers, saw horses, and power tools and talked about building a Democracy - and the enfranchisement of former felons as an important step in that process.

TWO Singing For Democracy Gospel Festivals soon

We've held nine Singing For Democracy Gospel Fests over the last few years to restore voting rights to former felons who have served their time.

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Operation voter madness a success in Lexington!

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You may have seen in the Herald Leader last week that groups all over town were focusing on registering as many voters as possible before the deadline this coming Tuesday October 9th. The central Kentucky chapter held a 36 hour voter registration marathon in Lexington over the weekend. Starting on Friday October 5th at 6am and going until 6pm on Saturday October 6th, volunteers registered people to vote at the transit center, on UK campus, the Catholic Action center, the William Wells Brown community center, local bars, Tolly Ho, Spaulding Donuts, Race for the Cure, The farmers market, N. Limeston coffee and donuts, the Village Branch library and door to door around the Lexington rescue mission in the Georgetown St. area.

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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