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Jefferson County chapter and allies help engage thousands in the Metro budget process

July 19, 2021 at 12:00am
Jefferson County

Working with allies, the Jefferson County chapter recently helped engage thousands of Louisvillians in the Metro budget process and secured a major victory that built community power.

NKY Chapter hosts People's Hearings

July 2, 2021 at 11:11am
Northern Kentucky

Over the past few months, members in northern Kentucky have been doing deep canvassing in neighborhoods in Covington looking to learn the issues neighbors were facing – with a specific interest in residents and members concerns with affordable housing in the region and the pollution from Interplastic Corporation.

NKY Celebrates Pride, Remembers the Year Before

Two people swing by to learn more about KFTC's work at NKY Pride 21!
June 9, 2021 at 11:46am
Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky members came out this past Sunday (June 6th) to celebrate Pride with 100s of others in downtown Covington! The event featured performances from local drag performers, musicians, and others, booths from a variety of community groups, and the first chance for so many to gather safely during the pandemic. The event was lifegiving.

First time canvass reflections

Lance Soto of the American Indian Movement of Indiana and Kentucky and Logan Fedders prepare to canvass in Covington
May 28, 2021 at 02:16pm
Northern Kentucky

Last Friday, May 21, I went door-to-door canvassing for the first time. We were walking around the neighborhood of City Heights to try and hear from the residents what impact the city’s disregard had on their lives. As this was my first time going door-to-door, I was partnered up with my coworker Bethany to help me understand the flow of conversation and all that.

Churchill Downs takes more than it gives. That's why the Kentucky Derby is a no-go for me

April 27, 2021
The Courier-Journal
Jefferson County

This year the Derby is a no-go for me. I’m too conscious of all the ways in which the horse industry, and Churchill Downs specifically, extracts from our community’s resources and provides little in return. 

Just Transition town hall and actions to help us all THRIVE

April 7, 2021 at 07:25am

KFTC and allies hosted a virtual town hall on March 31 to spotlight the inspiring ways Kentuckians are shaping a Just Transition to a just, anti-racist and sustainable future in Kentucky. U.S. Rep.

Despite challenges, Kentuckians make an impact in Frankfort

March 31, 2021 at 12:00am
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You’ve made an impact during the 2021 General Assembly. Some of these impacts have been on legislation – a key meeting with a legislator that changes the course of a bill, or a push of calls and tweets that makes the will of the people more visible and harder to ignore. We also set a goal this session to continue to build the power we need. So many impacts have been in our own communities, talking with neighbors and networks about the bills that impact us, and the work of our legislators. 

American rescue plan is a lifeline for Kentuckians

March 18, 2021
Frankfort State Journal

The landmark American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Congress passed this week reflects a rediscovered truth. Its passage is a lifeline to families and communities through the choppy waters of the pandemic. The new law will provide much-needed relief and allow us to emerge on the other side of COVID stronger and more secure.

KY legislators rushed state tax breaks to Beshear’s desk worth hundreds of millions

March 17, 2021
Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky legislators hurriedly shoveled more state tax breaks toward Gov. Andy Beshear’s desk, adding to the many billions of dollars in state tax breaks already on the books.

First 100 Days: Just Transition & Climate Actions & implications for Kentucky

KFTC chairperson met with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in January 2019, just days after she was sworn into office.
March 17, 2021 at 10:40am

The text below was updated on March 26, 2021.  (All previous weekly updates can be viewed here.)

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