If you want to be politically active, you need to know things:
- What organizations are out there
- When are events happening near me
- Who are my legislators
- What bills are on the table
- Who’s running for what
- And much more
That’s why we have created this section of the Forward Kentucky site: to help progressives across the state become activists. Use these resources for your own learning and activity, then point others here as well. And if you think of another resource that we could add, just send us feedback using the contact form. Enjoy!
How to Be an Effective Activist – Our soup-to-nuts guide to getting involved, that has received excellent reviews from both politicians and activists. An excellent getting-started guide, but also full of good resources for the experienced activist as well. You have to share your email to get your copy, but the guide itself is free. Effective Activist Guide
Find My Legislators – A search form that lists your federal and state legislators, based on the address you enter. It also shows various ways to contact them. Find My Legislators
Calendar of Events – A calendar of events across the state, including activism, campaigning, workshops, group meetings, and conferences. Groups can submit their own events using a form on the page, and the event will be added if approved. The ForwardKY Calendar
Directory of Organizations – A list of progressive and volunteer organizations across the state, both partisan and non-partisan, that have given us their information and permission to share. The Forward Kentucky Directory
Bill Trackers – A set of four custom bill trackers, automatically updated each night with the latest bill action in Frankfort. Included is a Key Legislation tracker for bills that we think are significant. We are using our account with BillTrack50 to feed the bill trackers. If you are a Forward Kentucky member and want to track your own set of bills, contact us and we will add you to our account. The Forward Kentucky Bill Trackers
2018 Candidate List – A table showing all candidates for U.S. Congress, state Senate, state House, and Commonwealth Attorneys. After the filing deadline on January 30, the names will be updated a last time, and we will begin adding links to campaign sites and such. 2018 Candidate List
Phone Numbers and Links – Here are some numbers and sites that you need to keep handy for contacting your leges and for tracking legislation. Phone Numbers and Links
Other Resources – Various things that don’t really need a page of their own, but might be helpful to you. Included is information on using Resistbot, a search box for Congress.gov, and other links to good resources. Other Resources
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