Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
is a community of people, inspired by
a Vision, building New Power and
a better future for all of us. Together,
we organize for a fair economy, a
healthy environment, new safe energy
and an honest democracy. Join us.

Jim Shepherd

Jim Sheperd"I've lived a lot of places in my life," says KFTC member and new former felon spokesperson Jim Shepherd.  "All over the U.S., really; but my family is from Hazard, I've lived here for the last five years, and I'm planning on staying."

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Which side?

Dear KFTC Friends, Family, and Community,

This will be my last month on the KFTC Staff.  This won’t be news to most of you – I announced my decision to the Steering Committee twenty months ago, and we’ve reported it in various ways all year.  But I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few reflections and appreciation before I step out.

On Friday night, to help kick off our annual meeting, a few of you organized a virtual celebration of KFTC, Jenny, and me that a couple months ago I had first tried to discourage, then accepted as inevitable, and now will cherish for the rest of my life.  The evening was filled with loving faces, kind words, photos, videos, original songs, much laughter Read more

Political education series applies abolitionist perspectives

Rooted in police and prison abolitionist ideas, webinars cultivate collective imagination …

Justice for Breonna Taylor: Amplifying and learning from the Louisville uprising

Racial justice uprisings, combined with a pandemic and elections, offer important lessons.

KFTC helped make an animated series premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival!

KFTC was part of a storytellers and organizers team who created MINE, an animated web series

KFTC Live: conversations among members working on the front lines

KFTC Live centers women/ Trans/ Femme and voices of color in the work of KFTC members …

Voting Rights work moves beyond legislature to field work

Strategy team sees need and opportunity to reach many more potential voters in 2021.

Exec Committee members reflect on organizational change

We're digging deep into our Organizational Change to create the organization we aspire to be.