Members of the Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition

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American Association of University Women - Kentucky

American Association of University Women - Kentucky is a branch of the nationwide network of 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.


AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.  Through its public policy program, all AAUW members inform themselves & influence national and local educational policies. The Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition looks forward to working with AAUW-KY President Sharon Marcum (email Marcum marcum3@aol.com) & all Kentucky's AAUW members, including the college & university partners!

American Civil Liberties Union - Kentucky

The ACLU of Kentucky has more than 8,000 members statewide. It is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership and its work is accomplished through a network of volunteers, coordinated by staff working out of its Louisville office.


The Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition was honored that Executive Director Michael Aldridge designated the ACLU's Advocacy Director, Kate Miller, to work with our coalition.

Common Cause of Kentucky

Common Cause Kentucky works to promote good citizenship, and to advocate open, honest, and accessible state and local government in affiliation with the national Common Cause organization.


In addition, Common Cause Kentucky representatives also  lobby the Kentucky General Assembly for bills that promote honest and open state and local government practices. In addition, Common Cause Kentucky  presents court petitions when necessary, write regularly to public officials, speak to TV, radio stations, and community groups, and distribute a state newsletter.

Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky

 The Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky is a statewide coalition of partners and advocates working to end homelessness and create opportunities for low-income Kentuckians to live in affordable homes. Since 1987, HHCK has advocated at the federal and state levels of government for the housing needs and opportunities for low-income Kentuckians and our member organizations. 


HHCK works to provide education around affordable housing and homeless service policy to policymakers and communities across the Commonwealth. Click on their name here to contact the Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky at 306 W. Main St., Ste. 207, Frankfort, KY 40601; or call 502.223.1834.

Kentucky Conference - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The Kentucky Conference of the NAACP has been in the forefront of civil rights activities. We have been in the forefront of civil rights activities and we still need you! With your help we can build upon the tremendous progress we have made and work together to eliminate the remaining barriers.


The NAACP ensures the political, educational, social, and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights; informs the public on the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and to take lawful action in furtherance of these principles.


The Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition appreciates the involvement of NAACP - KY President Marcus D. Ray  in our ongoing work to ensure fair maps for Kentucky.

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) provides a statewide voice on behalf of survivors & their children. KCADV administers $13 million in funding to its 15 member programs, runs a Certification Program for all domestic violence program staff, & operates an Economic Empowerment Program serving survivors. KCADV also advocates on domestic violence-related issues at the state & federal levels, coordinates an annual conference with the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault programs, & provides resources, training, & technical assistance to its member programs.


More info: Angela Yannelli, CEO, KY Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 111 Darby Shire Circle, Frankfort KY 40601; ph.: 502-209-5382; Email:  ayannelli@kcadv.org

Kentucky Education Association

 The Kentucky Education Association (KEA) is the preeminent voice for quality public education.


Mission
KEA unites, organizes and empowers members to advocate for themselves and to ensure a quality public education for every Kentucky student.


Values 
KEA is committed to:

  • Professionalism  modeling expertise directed by sound judgment, empathy, and high standards
  • Unity  laying the foundation for a strong association through shared vision
  • Advocacy  using effective, meaningful communication and action to promote the interests of school employees and public education 
  • Respect  consistently valuing individuals and their contributions
  • Integrity  demonstrating sincerity, trustworthiness and reliability
  • Collective Action  working together to achieve common goals

The Kentucky Fair Maps coalition proudly welcomes KEA's members, officers, and staff to the coalition.  We look forward to working with educators in  helping bring sunlight to Kentucky's redistricting process.

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

The mission of Kentucky Equal Justice Center is to promote equal justice for all Commonwealth residents by serving as an advocate for low income & other vulnerable members of society.


Kentucky Equal Justice Center, formed in 1976, works with all Kentucky's civil legal services programs on things best done cooperatively, from training to brief banks to advocacy.  KEJC serves as a watchdog and advocate for and with a wide range of low-income Kentuckians and keeps in touch with a network of poverty law offices where people bring real-life problems.  KEJC is a growing, flexible, and responsive public interest advocacy organization, sticking up for low-income people and working with a multitude of community partners.  


KEJC's track record is strong: from the lawsuit that successfully challenged nursing home cutoffs in 2003, to legislative successes on human trafficking and mortgage lending, to innovative litigation to collect wages due workers, to ever-growing partnerships with public interest allies.  


Kentucky's Fair Maps Coalition welcomes KEJC Director, Rich Seckel, email
richseckel@kyequaljustice.org, & all members of the board, staff, and clients to help bring sunlight to redistricting!

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC)

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) is a grassroots organization of thousands of members across Kentucky. KFTC has  local chapters & at-large members in many counties. KFTC uses a set of core strategies, from leadership development to communications & voter empowerment, to impact a broad range of issues, including coal & water, new energy & transition, economic justice & voting rights. 

Members are:

  • Folks from cities, rural areas & small towns
  • Workers, unemployed & retired
  • People of all income levels
  • Families & single people
  • Teachers, farmers, miners, nurses, social workers …
  • Young & old

KFTC members understand the importance of voting, &  also know that a healthy democracy requires so much more. A real, participatory democracy needs a well informed public, high levels of voter registration & participation, a real choice of candidates, meaningful ways for people to make their voices heard about important issues, &  opportunities for people with good ideas & skills to run for, & win, public office. Click here to join KFTC!


The Fair Maps coalition appreciations the work of all KFTC democracy volunteers, supported by Dave Newton, email  dave@kftc.org, Democracy Organizer, Cell:  859-420-8919 

Kentucky League of Women Voters

The  Kentucky League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  As a nonpartisan body, the League takes action on issues.  The League does not support or oppose candidates or parties.  Members include both women and men.


The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has been awarded a grant from the League of Women Voters of the United States to lead a campaign to promote fair and representative legislative districts in Kentucky.


As citizens approach the 2020 Census, the new League initiative will focus on ensuring that Kentucky redistricting is fair, and on educating voters statewide about fair redistricting.


Democracy flourishes when citizens are active and informed participants in the democratic process,” explains Kentucky League president Fran Wagner. “Our redistricting work will seek strong citizen input in designing new districts through a collaborative, transparent process.  We will also advocate for fair and competitive districts, so that voters choose their representatives rather than politicians choosing their voters through gerrymandering.” 


The grant from the national League supports partnership activities, materials for local forums & presentations, & a Day of Action held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters. Related work will happen across the country as League chapters join in a shared “People-Powered Fair Maps” campaign.

Presbyterian Church USA

For over 200 years, Presbyterians have been responding to the call of Jesus Christ, taking the gospel into all the world and bearing witness to Christ’s saving love to the ends of the earth. Today the Holy Spirit is still on the move, calling us to share in what God is doing in the world. As your partner in Christ’s service, the Presbyterian Mission Agency is faithfully working to inspire, equip and connect the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in its many expressions to serve Christ in the world through new and existing communities of faith, hope, love and witness. 


The Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition wishes to express our sincere appreciation to Rev. Christian T. Iosso, Ph.D.  Coordinator, Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Church (USA). To learn more about the Presbyterian Church USA's work on educating churches and congregations about voter suppression, read the publication:  We Shall Not Be Moved: Advocacy in the New Age of Voter Suppression.

Together Frankfort

Together Frankfort is a non-partisan, membership based volunteer group of Kentuckians who seek to exercise and protect the principles embodied in our nation’s Constitution by being engaged and responsible participants in democracy.  

Together Frankfort advocates for integrity and transparency in government and political actions, and fair and equal application of the law and civil rights for all people.  Together Frankfort supports economic and social policies that ensure continuing opportunity for individuals and families.  The Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition expresses its appreciation to Together Frankfort for assistance in communication and outreach.

Fair Maps Coalition Building

The League Leads

Redistricting Kentucky: A Guidebook for Citizen Participation

Kentucky League of Women Voters established and convened the Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition. When the KY League of Women Voters published Redistricting Kentucky: A Guidebook for Citizen Participation, citizens, news media, organizations, and elected officials took notice. The League  began networking with groups interested in learning more about redistricting and making Kentucky's process more open and fair.  Through these networks, coalition building emerged. This page provides information about how to become a part of the Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition.


The League of Women Voters continues to provide educational programs about the Redistricting Kentucky guidebook.  Click on the link to download a copy of the report.  For more info about the KY LWV, send a note to:

Kentucky League of Women Voters

115 South Ewing

Louisville, KY 40206

Or phone: 502-875-6481

Or e-mail:  kentuckylwv@gmail.com

Points to Emphasize to your Kentucky State Legislator

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The Kentucky Fair Maps Coalition encourages members, both individual and organizational, to contact their state legislators and encourage support for the House Bill 326, the Kentucky Fair Maps Act.


When speaking with your Kentucky state legislator, consider using the following points to discuss the Kentucky Fair Maps Act, which creates an Advisory Redistricting Commission to draw Kentucky’s new legislative district maps.


■ We don’t want our state gerrymandered.


■ We don’t want expensive court battles over redistricting.


■ Hear our voices. Public input and concerns must be gathered before Kentucky sets new legislative districts.


■ Let us choose our legislators. You should not use your power to keep yourselves in power.

Joining the Coalition

Coalition meeting to discuss Kentucky Fair Maps!

Both individuals and organizations are encouraged to join our coalition for Kentucky Fair Maps & to help pass HB 326, the Kentucky Fair Maps Act!  


If you wish to join as an individual, click here: Yes! I want to join!


If you are part of an organization which is interested in joining the coalition, click here: Yes! We want to fight for Kentucky Fair Maps!


Coalition Goals

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How will the coalition work to support House Bill 326, the Kentucky Fair Maps Act?


Both individuals and organizations can participate in the coalition.  Once you have signed on, you will receive email updates about events related to legislative redistricting in Kentucky.  Also, we will be sending Action Alerts, requesting your help in contacting legislators & for organizations, asking your members to contact legislators in support of House Bill 326!


From time to time, the Kentucky League of Women Voters will convene meetings, for  face-to-face updates, to plan strategy, and to meet with legislators.  We hope you and your organization will play an active role! Become part of our growing list of coalition members.