Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

The One Campaign kick-off was a great success last night and in the spirit of seeking justice in our city/region/world i thought i would post some things coming up locally. For more information about KFTC events/actions, go here .

Witness Tour / Trip to Pike County – Saturday, January 28th. We will organize a group of folks from Central Kentucky to join with others across the state to see the effects of Mountaintop Removal mining first-hand and to talk to KFTC members in directly-effected communities. We’ll carpool from Lexington starting at 8am and meet at the Grapevine Community Center in Phyllis. The carpool from Lexington will leave from Eastland Shopping Center off Winchester Rd. near the True Value. We will see examples of bad reclamation sites, effects of MTR and valley fills, and the impact of overweight trucks in the community.

Writing that Letter – Sunday, January 29th at 6pm at Third Street Stuff On the corner of Limestone and Third St. in Lexington). We’ll have a weekly gathering of members to hang out, enjoy some food, and write letters to the editor of local papers. We’ll provide fact sheets, information, and other help. This is an easy and fun way to really get our messages out.

I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort – Tuesday, February 14th. A focus day for lobbying in Frankfort to support or “Streamsaver” bill and to stop mountaintop removal See “KFTC Citizen Lobbying (continuous)” above for more information.

Music For The Mountains in Frankfort – Tuesday, February 28th. We’ll bring musicians to perform at the Capitol in Frankfort. We’ll focus on celebrating Eastern KY history and heritage while lobbying the legislature to preserve our mountains. See “KFTC Citizen Lobbying (continuous)” above for more information.

Living Wage Campaign Meeting – Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm at the Community Action council main office.

1 comment:

David said...

I'm so pleased that the One event was a success last night - please pray with us here in the UK that the campaign to Make Poverty History will continue in strength in our own country.

Also, I pray that God will bless the campaign to halt mountaintop removal - it looks a very imaginative and powerful response that's been lined up.

Keep up the fight for justice - I'll be praying for you.