Wednesday, December 02, 2009


we are foregoing our usual gathering at the high st house tonight to join in with the saints for the event described below.



Gospel Fest to Restore Voting Rights to Former Felons who have served their debt to society.


Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30pm

(Arrive at 6pm if you'd like to visit the many organizations tabling at the event - or purchase some barbecue. Call: (859) 231-1555 to reserve a plate.)


Imani Baptist Church

1555 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY


Featuring great church choirs, soloists, and hip-hop talents from all over Lexington and the rest of the state.

Free! - But donations to Kentuckians For The Commonwealth are welcome.

Performing Groups:

- Wayside Christian Missionary - Louisville - ministry of Former Felons - "Down By The Wayside"

- Total Praise - Lexington. House of God choir.

- Voices of Bethsaida - Lexington. Bethsaida Baptist

- Black Phoenix Gang - Louisville, KY.

- Vettina People- Wright - Lexington, Ky Historic Pleasant Green

- Knucklehead Muzik. Louisville - Former- Felons. Hip-hop Gospel.

- Karen Dishman - solo Lexington

- Rene Felder-Riley - solo - former-felon Lexington

- Brandi - solo, Cincinnati, Ohio Impact Life Ministries

- Jerry Moody - solo KFTC member

- Elsie Speed - solo - Chronic Pain Support Inc.

- Jeff/Brianna Schultz - duo - Northern, Ky. Kentucky Jail Ministries

- Edwards Singers: Jimtown, Ky.


- State Representative: Jessie Crenshaw "HB 70"

- Change Recovery House for Women: Kim Moore - Director

- Isaiah House Recovery Center: Choe Sergent

- Brighton Recovery Center For Women: Anita Prater - Director

- Drug Court: Stephen Lyons - Graduate

To download a flyer about the event, visit

Issue Background:

Kentucky is one of the two most difficult states for a former felon to get their voting rights back in. 186,000 Kentuckians can't vote because of these laws - including 1 in 4 African Americans.

We think that after someone has served their time, they should be given back their right to vote - because that's the fair thing to do and because it make's Kentucky's Democracy stronger.

Sponsored by:

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

and co-sponsored by People Advocating Recovery, Never Alone, and other organizations.


Tayna Fogle - 859-270-9470 - Dave Newton - 859-420-8919 -

1 comment:


We had an amazing time last night and heard some powerful testimonies of what God has done in the lives of some former felons. The music was also fantastic! Thank you for letting us know about it.