Chapter: Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky is KFTC’s newest chapter!  

We share a vision of a Kentucky where people and communities matter above profits, taxes are fairly assessed, we empower voters and protect their rights, we defend our environment, basic needs are met for all, and we value our most vulnerable populations. We engage with these issues because it is our goal to achieve a more equitable and just society. Our chapter is dedicated to addressing these issues with our government and leaders and holding them accountable.

If you also share this vision, please join us for one of our upcoming chapter meetings or events. We’d love to see you there!

Recent Activities

Progressive voices join to win Fairness ordinance in Paducah

In a historic win for Fairness in western Kentucky, Paducah has become the ninth city in Kentucky to adopt an anti-discrimination ordinance that protects LGBTQ+ people.

On January 9, more than 250 people packed the Paducah City Hall chambers, about two-thirds of the crowd showing support. After lengthy public testimony and debate, the measure passed by a 4 to 1 vote.

The ordinance prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. An amendment to include exemptions for religious business owners failed by a similar 4 to 1 vote. Such an exemption exists in state law, however.

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Members Host Constitutional Convention Workshops!

Late last year members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and allies began to notice an increased presence of organizations working to pass a call for a constitutional convention in Kentucky. We began to work closely with allies to learn more about the issue, and came out in force to help make sure that the proposed 'con con' didn't receive a vote in the last General Assembly.

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WKY members hold Comer accountable on health care

Western Kentucky KFTC members have joined with Four Rivers Indivisible and other local groups to hold U.S Rep. James Comer accountable for his vote to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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New local jobs! Better health! Just Transition! Here's how.

There is a clear path forward for creating thousands of new Kentucky jobs in the energy industry while cutting pollution, lowering electric bills and investing billions of dollars in workers and communities affected by the decline in fossil fuels.

The plan for doing that was released Wednesday by KFTC members during a press conference and with the launch of a new website (www.empowerkentucky.org).

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New Western Kentucky chapter welcomed into KFTC

KFTC Steering Committee members enthusiastically welcomed representatives from western Kentucky to their March 25 meeting and approved a petition to form a new Western Kentucky KFTC chapter.

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Regular Meetings:

We meet every third Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. in a rotating schedule of cities around western Kentucky. Join our Facebook group to connect with the chapter and get meeting details.

Chapter Organizer:

Lesley Garrett
270-564-8687

Upcoming Events:

February 22

KFTC/Clean Energy Lobby Day

702 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY

Clean Energy lobby day with the Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance
March 3

WKY Dolores Screening

555 Washington Street
Paducah, KY 42003

Join us for a screening of "Dolores", a documentary about Dolores Huertes, co-founder of the first

March 10

WKY Town Hall

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