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Perry County chapter hosts KFTC 101 workshop

At their March chapter meeting, members in Perry County discussed different ideas for possible upcoming workshops and events that the chapter could have this year. Wanting to reach newer current members as well as potential members, they decided to hold a series of workshops that would educate people on KFTC, how we organize, and our issue areas. This past Monday, the Perry County chapter hosted the first of these, a KFTC 101 Workshop

Before the workshop, members shared a dinner of soup beans, cornbread, and kraut and weiners. Then to get things started, members took turns reading the KFTC vision and mission statement and talked about what each meant to them and their community. “To me, it means the opportunity for all, rather than the opportunity for some,” member Cathy Barnett said of the vision statement.

Talking about how KFTC works and our goals for organizing, members learned about an example of what organizing can accomplish by discussing the Lexington-Fayette urban county government passing a resolution in support of the restoration of voting rights.

A special KFTC Issue BINGO game was developed, which gave members a chance to learn about KFTC’s four main issues areas, our work within each, and different ways to get involved with the organization. The game introduced a good discussion about opportunities for future organizing in Perry County, including voter empowerment with the upcoming election, energy efficiency projects, and community outreach and education.

As part of this ongoing series, at next month’s chapter meeting we’ll spend some time going more in-depth with the New Energy and Transition campaign and its related work. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend! We meet the third Monday of every month in room 118 of the Owens Building at the HCTC Tech Campus. Hope to see you there!