Southern Kentucky | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Chapter: Southern Kentucky

The Southern Kentucky chapter is a diverse and active group of people working to build a better future for all. We aim to hold our elected officials accountable as we create a more just, healthy, and sustainable community. Among the many issues we care about, our chapter is currently working on fair housing, tax justice, fairness, voter empowerment, and clean, safe, and affordable energy options.

Working together we are building the movement for economic, environmental and social justince in southern Kentucky! Please join us at an upcoming chpater meeting or event. We meet every fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Foundry, in Bowling Green.

Recent Activities

Members join climate strikes across the commonwealth

Louisville

As we stood under the blazing sun in Jefferson Square Park with our signs and petitions, Greta Thurnburg was delivering this quote to the United Nations, “You must unite behind the science. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option.” 

At the Louisville Climate Strike, attendees were ready to unite and take action. KFTC Chairperson Cassia Herron spoke of the importance of voting and fighting against political bullying. Generations young and old clapped and hollered in solidarity. 

We knew that giving up on the planet and our future is not an option.

Grassroots power is vital to community development

In August, Mt. Zion Baptist Church hosted the Bowling Green Opportunity Zones Community Forum and Workshop.

Fairness Moving Forward

Fairness Campaign Celebrates Dayton Becoming 12th City to Pass Fairness Ordinance!

On August 6, Dayton became the 12th city in Kentucky to pass a fairness ordinance!

Mayor Ben Baker, who helped found the Northern Kentucky KFTC Chapter and served as its Steering Committee representative for several years, led a process that resulted in 5-0 vote in support of extending non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ+ Kentuckians living and working in the city! (You can watch the video here!)

Lights For Liberty Action Friday

People across the world, including here in Kentucky, are disgusted and distrubed by the images coming from ICE detention facilities.

Emergent strategy at the SOKY Democracy Team meeting

On Tuesday, July 2, the Southern KY chapter Democracy Team gathered for a meeting. During the meeting, emergent strategy was discussed.

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Chapter Feature:

Member spotlight

Read an op-ed by Southern Kentucky chapter member, Jeanie Smith on the importance of an Earned Income Tax Credit for Kentuckians.

"I live in Warren County, where according to the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a state EITC would directly benefit more than 10,000 Warren County families, with an average credit of $330. Our families, like families all over Kentucky, are working hard to make it today. Having a $300-$400 tax credit that targets low- to moderate-income working families would make such a difference in the day-to-day."

A People's Guide to Planning

https://issuu.com/home/published/a_people_s_guide_to_planning

City planning and zoning processes can be a driving force in advancing racial, environmental, and housing justice and are an important avenue for expressing our vision for our future. The People's Guide to Planning, developed by KFTC member and CU Denver graduate student Tara Sorrels, is a tool to support residents to engage in planning and zoning processes in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Inside, you'll find a glossary of planning terms, an overview of planning and zoning processes and structures, and a description of how plans are implemented in our community. Residents deserve a say in how our city grows and changes, and we can use this guide to see the impacts that these changes will have on our day to day lives and to organize for our vision for our community's future.

Regular Meetings:

The Foundry
531 W. 11th Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Monthly Chapter Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting every 4th Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Chapter Organizer:

Laura Harper Knight
958 Collette Avenue Suite 310
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 282-4553