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Tornado Relief Information

Posted by: KFTC Staff on December 14, 2021

Our hearts are with family, friends, and members in western and southern Kentucky who were impacted by this weekend’s devastating storms.

The immediate needs are enormous, but so is the outpouring of care. We're updating a list of ways to give or receive support at bit.ly/WKYDEC21

As always, Kentuckians pull through by pulling together. Here are a few of the many ways you can donate or lend a hand:



Kentuckians – including members of KFTC staff, climate canvassing crew, and just transition fellows – lost their loved ones, their homes, and their sense of safety this weekend. We’re raising funds to support our team. 

All donations made at this link will be given to KFTC staff, climate canvassers, and just transition fellows impacted by the storm. Any additional funds beyond their needs will be given to other relief efforts. 

Let's take care of our neighbors today, and strengthen our commitment to ending the climate crisis. Let’s choose each other.

Thank you!

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Celebrating 40 years of action for justice.

Posted by: KFTC Staff on August 17, 2021

 It’s an important time for the organization.

Rallies for Climate, Care, Jobs and Justice on August 19

Posted by: KFTC Staff on August 16, 2021

League of Women Voters of Kentucky Seeks Citizen Input on Redistricting

Posted by: KFTC Staff on August 12, 2021

League of Women Voters of Kentucky Seeks Citizen Input on Redistricting

Which side?

Posted by: Burt Lauderdale on August 2, 2021

Dear KFTC Friends, Family, and Community,

Plenty of opportunities to take Action for Democracy

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 22, 2021

Roots and Heritage 2019 - 9/8-19

Building the Democracy Kentucky needs is a key step to winning our vision for Kentucky’s future.  We need to make sure all Kentucky voices have a chance to be heard

The campaign to restore voting rights of Kentuckians with felonies in their past is continuing, with increasing field work to find the 170,000 people who recently got their right to vote back and to help them register to vote!  That’s happening alongside our online efforts to train people, reach people through texting, lobby legislators, and more.

We are excited to announce: Kentucky Just Transition Organizing Fellowship stipends

Members of the Empower Kentucky Leadership Cohort gathered in November 2019
Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 21, 2021

A number of Kentucky Just Transition Organizing Fellowship Stipends will be awarded in the fall of 2021 to celebrate, strengthen, and invest in community, labor, youth, and cultural organ

SOKY chapter creates People’s Guide to Planning

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 19, 2021

From protecting natural resources to building apartment complexes, decisions about our communities and day to day lives happen through local planning and zoning. We see the impacts of these decisions when Black neighborhoods face displacement, when gentrification pushes the working class out of affordable housing, and when pollution in our air and water hurts our bodies. While planning processes are designed to shape the future of Kentucky cities, planning and zoning are often difficult for the public to offer input into and to navigate.  

Reflections from KFTC's outgoing leadership

Posted by: Cassia Herron on July 19, 2021

Cassia HerronI’ve spent over a week attempting to write a “good-bye” letter for this issue. Instead of a letter it seems I’ve inked part of a chapter for a memoir. It was hard to capture in a few hundred words what it’s been like to serve in this role and share parting words for your consideration. In its place, I’ll offer you the letter I penned for our 2020 annual report. 

“Imagining and Envisioning the Future of KFTC” culminates in a “Summer Concert”

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 19, 2021

We've been reporting on a cornerstone of KFTC’s Organizational Change Initiative: the Imagining and Envisioning the Future of K

KFTC and the KFTC staff union agree on first union contract

Posted by: KFTC Staff on July 19, 2021

After the announcement of the KFTC staff union’s formation in October 2019, and recognition by KFTC’s Steering Committee, we took the bold step of building an initial contract through Interest Base

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