We’ve done our first crowdfunding drive, gotten through the elections (ugh), and added some great contributors. Now is the time for Forward Kentucky to use 2017 as our Year of Expansion.

Some goals for the year:

  • Significantly grow our email list and membership.
  • Establish mind-share with leaders across the state, both electeds and others.
  • Drive up traffic on the site.
  • And, change the conversation from “we lost the elections!” to “here’s what a progressive Kentucky looks like!”

This is going to be a tough year in many ways. But, with no elections, it can also be a year for planning and execution. At ForwardKY, that’s what we’re going to do.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs (BruceMaples.com and brucewriter.com). He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.