Jefferson County | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter: Jefferson County

If you are looking for a growing base of fun-filled committed community leaders to share your talents with, look no further! The Jefferson County Chapter hosts over two thousand members from all over Louisville, Oldham County and across the bridge in southern Indiana. Our chapter hosts both the young and experienced from many different walks of life. While actively supporting all of KFTC’s statewide campaigns, members in our chapter also have work on local campaigns around air quality, economic justice, and more.

Since the chapter formed in 1983, we have supported and worked with allies on issues that affect you and me, including affordable housing, police abuse, sweat shops, hazardous waste reduction and recycling. Our doors are open to anyone who wants to fight for justice while building a compassionate, connected, and fun community here in our great city. 

 

Recent Activities

Jefferson County hosts Tax Justice Meet and Greet with legislators

There hasn’t been a week that’s gone by this legislative session without our deeply underfunded state budget making the news.

Jefferson County members attend Environmental Justice Summits

January is a time to not only look forward to the new year but to also reflect on the successes and failures of the previous twelve months. While it is easy to get hung up on our mistakes and failures,  it is also important to celebrate our personal successes, as well as those made by our neighbors and compatriots. During the past year, taking actions to address climate change has been in both national and global news. Representatives from nearly two-hundred countries met at the U.N. Climate Change Conference held in Paris, France in December to discuss and agree on ways to curb the detrimental effects of climate change. In August, President Obama and the EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – federal legislation that will commit state governments to reducing carbon emissions.

KFTC members attend Equity Summit 2015

Last October several KFTC members and staff traveled to Los Angeles, California for PolicyLink's Equity Summit 2015: All in for Inclusion, Justice, &amp

‘Walk Your Block’ is Jefferson County's next Smoketown initiative

A year after the Vision Smoketown survey report was released, largely the same Jefferson County Economic Justic

Recap of 2nd Annual Smoketown GetDown

Last month the Jefferson County Chapter hosted the 2nd annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy block party: the party hasn’t stopped since!  The event was a celebration of the history of the Smoketo

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Chapter Feature:

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Regular Meetings:

First Unitarian Church
809 South 4th St
Louisville, KY 40203
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Our chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Chapter Organizer:

Chandra Cruz-Thomson
735 Lampton Street
Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40203
502-589-3188