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

Operation Voter Madness in Progress!

397195_10151031679855426_769725985_nYesterday at 6:00 a.m., Central KY KFTC members were awake and out at the Lexington Transit Center to kick off the 36-hour-straight Voter Madness voter registration marathon. 

The 48-hour-straight Louisville voter registration marathon started a bit later that day and is about half-way though now. 

Watch for blog updates early in the week to see how things went.

Remember - the voter registration deadline is on Tuesday, October 9th.

Big Weekend Push to the Oct 9th Voter Registration Deadline!

gIMG_6731The voter registration deadline is just a few days away on Tuesday, October 9th.

KFTC chapters across the commonwealth have already registered thousands of voters in recent weeks, but in these last few days, we’ll be pulling out all the stops, registering voters at:

An array of events over three days as part of Northern Kentucky Loves Democracy A table at this weekend’s Swappin’ Meetin’ in Harlan County The Festival of the Horse in Scott County A 36 hour straight voter registration marathon in Lexington! And a 48-hour-straight voter registration marathon in Louisville!! And much more!

 

Contact your local KFTC Organizer to see if there are voter registration events in your area this weekend, and come on out and join us!

Or if you can’t do that, at least make sure you and your friends and family are all set to vote.

UK Students Registered 302 Voters Today!

gIMG_7129A coalition of student groups including UK KFTC, UK NAACP, and UK Catalyst led a massive voter registration drive today on campus.

Students set up in four locations throuout the University of Kentucky's campus and other students canvassed hallways of several classroom buildings and the Student Center. 

In all, they registered 302 people to vote, shattering previous voter registration records for a single day's work.

UK students demand new energy solutions and an end of "business as usual"

KFTC member Samantha Meador chanted as she marched outside the Wildcat coal lodge on September 13th. Photo Credit Matt Going - Lexington Herald Leader

It wasn't just another quiet day at the office at the Joe Craft Center at the University of Kentucky on September 13.

Disenfranchisement of Kentuckians serving time for misdemeanors

One of KFTC's major statewide campaigns is to restore voting rights to former felons who have served their debt to society.  But a little know fact is that Kentuckians convicted of even the most minor misdemeanors who happen to be serving jail time on Election Day also lose the right to vote (Kentucky Constitution, section 145)

Note that Kentuckians who are in jail for, but who have not been convicted of either a felony or a misdemeanor, may request an absentee ballot by contacting the County Clerk in the county they are registered to vote in.   

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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