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Art Nurtures Justice auction a success for Rolling Bluegrass

Posted by: Rosanne Fitts Klarer and Amelia Cloud on November 25, 2020

Grassroots fundraising in a pandemic is challenging at best. We thought it wouldn’t work. Nevertheless we persisted because it’s how we stay tight as a chapter. Together we planned an online fundraiser.

Art Nurtures Justice began with a 90-minute Facebook Live event on November 14 and continued with an online auction through November 20.

As we planned this event, we communicated often, and we encouraged each other. We laughed a lot and brainstormed ideas about how to make it work. What really convinced us to continue with this project was when we started asking artists to donate art. They were almost all glad to help. Friends like Casey Papendieck of Turtle Farm Pottery in Wolfe County even met us in Lexington to hand off their donation.

What it will take to win: grassroots organizing, deep connections

Posted by: kfTC Staff on November 24, 2020

When KFTC members gathered on Zoom November 21 to elect officers and reflect on this year, they considered what it will take to achieve the Kentucky we envision.

Executive Committee elected at annual business meeting

Posted by: KfTC Staff on November 21, 2020

KFTC members re-elected most of the leaders currently serving on KFTC’s Executive Committee.

Amplifying and learning from the Louisville uprising

Posted by: KfTC Staff on November 18, 2020

On March 13, Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) murdered Breonna Taylor – a 26-year-old Black woman, award-winning EMT and beloved community member – while she was resting in her own home. 

If you get a letter or email from the State Board of Elections, open it

Posted by: KFTC Staff on November 4, 2020

If you get a letter from the State Board of Elections, open it to make sure your vote counted

Final Days of Voting - Key information and Action

Posted by: KFTC Staff on November 2, 2020

Juan GomezThis unprecedented election season is coming to a close, and today is the last day to vote early.

More than 1.3 million Kentuckians have already voted. Our election officials, especially local county clerks and poll workers, have worked to make voting safe and accessible, and we’re on track to see historic voter turnout.

It’s never been more important that we all vote. Let's spread the word and make sure people know their options for voting. Polling times and locations for today and tomorrow are here by county. And if you have your mail-in ballot, drop it off at the closest ballot drop box.

Once voting ends tomorrow, let’s be patient as votes are counted. Counting every vote is an important part of a healthy democracy. And keep in mind that the early results we hear from the media may change as more ballots are counted.

Big Voting Rights phone bank a success

Posted by: KFTC Staff on November 2, 2020

10/31/20 GOTV phone bank for Kentuckians with Felonies in their past 10/31/20 GOTV phone bank for Kentuckians with Felonies in their pastWe had a big phone bank over the weekend and called 3,200 people with felonies in their past who are registered to vote to let them know they can go vote today or tomorrow. We had 59 callers, so we went on to call another 8,000 voters, mostly Black Kentuckians and help them to vote as well.

Kudos to all the volunteers who came out and to the organizations that co-sponsored the phone bank - Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Hood to the Holler, ACLU, Together Frankfort, KUUJAN, Indivisible Danville, Youth Violence Prevention Research Center, and the Kentucky Poor People's Campaign.

Just one more week of voting left! Vote, Share and Volunteer.

Posted by: KFTC Staff on October 27, 2020

Caitlin Powell Voting 2020 General ElectionWe know KFTC members are super voters who vote in almost every election and we appreciate you all for doing it. And we all know people who haven’t yet voted. With just one week left to vote, it’s time to really spread the word.

Kentuckians have now cast more than 1 million votes, and we’re on track for record turnout if we keep this up!

You can find your local voting locations at www.GoVoteKY.com and you can vote throughout this week, Saturday or even next Monday. Don’t wait until November 3 – the sooner you vote, the better.

If you requested your mailed ballot before the deadline and if it doesn’t arrive by October 28, you can vote in person.

You can volunteer with KFTC and our New Power PAC from the comfort of your home to make calls to voters to mobilize them to vote, or come join us at events like election protection at the polls. All of our events are listed online at www.kftc.org/meetonline

Whatever Happened to the RECLAIM Act? Mitch McConnell killed it.

Posted by: Melissa Pack Moran and Rebecca Powell on October 26, 2020

We are two women who have different connections to Appalachia, but who share a passion for the mountains.

What ID you need to vote

Posted by: KFTC staff on October 23, 2020

With the passage of SB 2, a photo ID bill earlier this year, and lots of new emergency election processes, there's a lot of uncertainty what ID a voter needs to bring to the polls.

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