FCDP OFFICE HOURS

We will be posting 2017 regular office hours in February.

Office Hours

We will be posting 2017 regular office hours in February.

FCDP Members

FCDP Executive Committee

Chair
Clint Morris

Vice-Chair
Andrea Ewen

Secretary
Kim Ewen

Treasurer
Carol Raitz

Young Dems President
Mary Jo Crouch

Communications
Andrea Ewen

Committee Members
Chad Aull
Gina Bess
Patti Bingham
Ron Bingham
Kendall Boulder
Pam Broughman
Sandy Broughman
Josh Buckman
Ann Jay Bryan
Craig Cammack
Donna Moore Campbell
Diana Clewett
Mary Jo Crouch
Wes Duke
Angela Evans
Andrea Ewen
Denise Gray
Michael Haskins
Matt Housh
Priscilla Johnson
Zac Losey
Brenda McClanahan
Ken McClanahan
Crystal McGuffey
Bob McNulty
Josh Mers
Seth Norat
Chuck Powell
Nicole Rodriguez
Gail Swanson
Joe Swanson
Carol Raitz
Fred Rogers
Brad VanHook
Alayne White

Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Committee

Andrea Ewen
Brenda McClanahan
George Mills
Clint Morris

DEMOCRATIC PARTY HISTORY

Democrats form the oldest political party in America and the youngest in spirit. For more than 200 years, Democrats have represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans. Our party was founded on the conviction that wealth and privilege should not be an entitlement to rule and the belief that the values of hardworking families are values that should guide us.Today Democrats are fighting to repair the damage done during the Bush years and grow an economy based on the values of Main Street, not greed and reckless speculation.We will be posting 2017 regular office hours in February.

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE PLATFORM

The vision is simple. Democrats want an America that gives all Americans the chance to live out their dreams and achieve their God-given potential. Democrats want an America that is still the world’s strongest force for peace and freedom. And Democrats want an America that is coming together around our enduring values instead of drifting apart.

FAYETTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S MISSION

The Fayette County Democratic Party’s mission is to support and promote the ideals of the Democratic National Committee and the Kentucky Democratic Party. FCDP promotes those principles and values, operates and maintains a grassroots network of people that is open, inclusive and accessible to all, encourages lifelong active participation by local Democrats, and takes an active part in the election process. The local party serves to recruit, support and elect Democratic candidates for county, state and national offices. Executive Committee Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at 431 South Broadway.  All meetings are open, and we welcome guests

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Rally to Save Healthcare for America!

February 25, 2017, 1:00pm - February 25, 2017, 3:00pm

Over the week of February 19th to 25th, Congress will be in recess and Congresspeople will return to their homes and local offices all over the nation. Now is the time to let Rep. Andy Barr, Sen. Mitc...

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Events This Week – Feb 20-26

Below is updated information regarding a few events this week:

Make Mitch Listen Rally (LOCATION CHANGE)
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:45 AM
Location: American Legion Post 34, 725 W. Broadway Road, Lawrenceburg, KY

Bring Signs! Folks will be meeting across the street from the American Legion. Let Senator McConnell know how we feel about his support of Mr. Trump’s agenda and to request that he meet with his constituents. (Facebook Event Page)

Andy Barr Town Hall
Date & Time:  Wednesday February 22; 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Location:  44 W Main St, Mt Sterling, KY 40353-1314

This will be Congressman Barr’s only in-person town hall in the district during this Congressional recess. Please come and share your thoughts and feelings about our Congressperson’s recent policy decisions. (Facebook Event Page)

Rally to Save Healthcare for America
Date & Time:  Saturday, February 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Outside the Fayette Circuit Courthouse (120 N Limestone)

Our community coming together to show our elected representatives in Washington DC that we believe healthcare as a human right! Bring a sign –and a friend! (Facebook Event Page)

Planning for 2017

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Fayette County Democratic Party (FCDP).
.
The FCDP Executive Committee has decided to hold a Strategy Session on Sunday, February 12, from 1:30 – 4:00 PM at the Northside Public Library (1733 Russell Cave Rd).  We will be discussing how we can organize around the following areas:
.
  • voter registration
  • community relations (helping allied groups)
  • issues education & advocacy
  • activist training
  • community service
  • volunteer recruitment & outreach.
.If you are interested in joining us, please do!  You can CLICK HERE to RSVP for the FCDP Strategy Session.  Please RSVP by Monday, February 6, so that we have an idea of how many are coming and we can find an alternate location if needed.  
.
If you can’t make it, that’s okay. We will be using the information discussed during this session to formulate our plan moving forward. There will be plenty to do between now and 2018!  We will make sure to keep volunteers informed about opportunities as they arise. If you haven’t already, make sure to complete our ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM and sign up for our EMAIL LIST.
 

So Much at Risk…

There is an old union saying, “If you’re not at the table then you’re on the menu.” The GOP-controlled legislature is betting that Kentuckians aren’t paying attention to what is happening in Frankfort.

PLEASE NOTE: This message is rather lengthy. But please don’t let that discourage you from reading. There is a great deal going on in Frankfort that you should know about…

WORKERS RIGHTS
Just yesterday, Day 2 of the session, Republicans rammed three pieces of legislation through committee that are aimed at weakening organized labor and taking money from the pockets of Kentucky’s working families. “Right to work” (HB1) and the repeal of the prevailing wage (HB3) both passed through committee without a real hearing or enough notice for legislators or the public to read the legislation.

It gets worse: Kentucky union members in attendance, hoping to express their opposition to HB1 and HB3, were locked out of the committee room. This is your democracy, folks.

The Senate also passed SB6 which is aimed financially crippling unions through restricting how dues can be collected.

Today, as you read this email, our labor brothers and sisters are continuing their fight for, at the least, fair and open hearings on issues that will impact the financial stability of families across the Commonwealth.

Show your solidarity with Kentucky’s workers – call your Representative today and tell them you stand with Kentucky’s workers and oppose the final passage of HB1 and HB3. And let your Senator know that SB6 is wrong for Kentucky.

You can reach your legislators by calling 800-372-7181.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Reproductive rights are also at risk. HB2, the “Ultrasound Informed Consent Act,” will force abortion providers to show women a sonogram of the embryo or fetus and require them to provide audio of the heartbeat. Women may “avert their eyes” but providers are then required to verbally describe the placement of the fetus and describe the presence of any visible organs. The patient is then required to sign a certificate verifying she saw the sonogram and heard the heartbeat. The goal of this legislation is to make the process of obtaining an abortion, a constitutionally protected right, demeaning for women.

SB5 will outlaw all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Only 1% of abortions are performed after 20 weeks, usually due to critical medical concerns. This legislation is aimed at getting a foot in the door – the first step in eventually making all abortions illegal in Kentucky.

Call your legislators at 800-372-7181 and tell them that Kentucky’s women do not deserve HB2 and SB5.

LGBTQ RIGHTS
HB105 and HB106, sponsored by Democrat Rick Nelson, were introduced yesterday and target members of the LGBTQ community. HB105 would roll back local protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (i.e. Lexington’s Fairness Ordinance).

HB106 is almost identical to North Carolina’s transgender bathroom bill – mandating that all public multiple occupancy restrooms in the state (in courthouses, schools, university, city buildings, etc.) be designated for use by persons of the stated “biological sex” only.

Again, call your legislators at 800-372-7181 and tell them that HB105 and HB106 are a disgrace and shouldn’t be part of a 21st Century Kentucky.

SO MUCH MORE TO COME
These are just a few of the regressive policies currently under consideration by the General Assembly. What happens in Frankfort during this session will have a major impact on our state for a generation to come. Please get involved! And stay informed! Yesterday we sent you a list of organizations you can follow for up to date information regarding the legislative process. Check them out.

This is your legislature. Be engaged!

This session is a stark reminder that elections have consequences. We will be spending 2017 preparing for turning this course around in the 2018 elections. Sign up to help!

What’s Happening in Frankfort?

This week the Kentucky General Assembly began the 2017 legislative session. And it hasn’t taken long for the GOP-controlled House and Senate to act on their regressive legislative priorities for our Commonwealth.

So far we have seen movement on bills that would restrict reproductive rights, bust unions, dismantle secondary education, and target our LGBTQ community. This is only the beginning.

Please consider following the groups below. These groups are either on the ground in Frankfort opposing legislation that would send our state on a backward course or are legislative advocates for progressive policies. These groups will have up-to-date information, calls to action (info on rallies and contacting legislators), and are a great resource for staying informed throughout the session. Consider not only following, but liking and sharing their posts in order to amplify the message!

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana & Kentucky (PPINK)
Kentucky AFL-CIO
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Kentucky Education Association
Fairness Campaign
Lexington Fairness
Kentucky Democratic Party
Kentucky Young Democrats
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
Kentucky Equal Justice Center

HOW TO ACCESS & MONITOR LEGISLATION YOURSELF

You can find the language of bills that have been introduced on the Legislative Research Commission’s Legislative Record Online and sign up for alerts on the progress of legislation via Bill Watch.

Legislative action in Frankfort can often move quickly. We want to make sure that Democrats here in Lexington have access to the resources they need to keep an eye on what our legislative bodies are doing! As we identify more resources we will make sure to share their information via email or on our Facebook page.

Also, please let us know how you would like to help in 2017 by completing our Online Volunteer Form!

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Facebook Post

Fayette County Democratic Party shared Our Revolution Central Kentucky's event. ... See MoreSee Less

Rally to Save Healthcare for America!

February 25, 2017, 1:00pm - February 25, 2017, 3:00pm

Over the week of February 19th to 25th, Congress will be in recess and Congresspeople will return to their homes and local offices all over the nation. Now is the time to let Rep. Andy Barr, Sen. Mitc...

8 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Events This Week – Feb 20-26

Below is updated information regarding a few events this week:

Make Mitch Listen Rally (LOCATION CHANGE)
Date & Time:  Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:45 AM
Location: American Legion Post 34, 725 W. Broadway Road, Lawrenceburg, KY

Bring Signs! Folks will be meeting across the street from the American Legion. Let Senator McConnell know how we feel about his support of Mr. Trump’s agenda and to request that he meet with his constituents. (Facebook Event Page)

Andy Barr Town Hall
Date & Time:  Wednesday February 22; 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Location:  44 W Main St, Mt Sterling, KY 40353-1314

This will be Congressman Barr’s only in-person town hall in the district during this Congressional recess. Please come and share your thoughts and feelings about our Congressperson’s recent policy decisions. (Facebook Event Page)

Rally to Save Healthcare for America
Date & Time:  Saturday, February 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Outside the Fayette Circuit Courthouse (120 N Limestone)

Our community coming together to show our elected representatives in Washington DC that we believe healthcare as a human right! Bring a sign –and a friend! (Facebook Event Page)

Planning for 2017

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Fayette County Democratic Party (FCDP).
.
The FCDP Executive Committee has decided to hold a Strategy Session on Sunday, February 12, from 1:30 – 4:00 PM at the Northside Public Library (1733 Russell Cave Rd).  We will be discussing how we can organize around the following areas:
.
  • voter registration
  • community relations (helping allied groups)
  • issues education & advocacy
  • activist training
  • community service
  • volunteer recruitment & outreach.
.If you are interested in joining us, please do!  You can CLICK HERE to RSVP for the FCDP Strategy Session.  Please RSVP by Monday, February 6, so that we have an idea of how many are coming and we can find an alternate location if needed.  
.
If you can’t make it, that’s okay. We will be using the information discussed during this session to formulate our plan moving forward. There will be plenty to do between now and 2018!  We will make sure to keep volunteers informed about opportunities as they arise. If you haven’t already, make sure to complete our ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM and sign up for our EMAIL LIST.
 

So Much at Risk…

There is an old union saying, “If you’re not at the table then you’re on the menu.” The GOP-controlled legislature is betting that Kentuckians aren’t paying attention to what is happening in Frankfort.

PLEASE NOTE: This message is rather lengthy. But please don’t let that discourage you from reading. There is a great deal going on in Frankfort that you should know about…

WORKERS RIGHTS
Just yesterday, Day 2 of the session, Republicans rammed three pieces of legislation through committee that are aimed at weakening organized labor and taking money from the pockets of Kentucky’s working families. “Right to work” (HB1) and the repeal of the prevailing wage (HB3) both passed through committee without a real hearing or enough notice for legislators or the public to read the legislation.

It gets worse: Kentucky union members in attendance, hoping to express their opposition to HB1 and HB3, were locked out of the committee room. This is your democracy, folks.

The Senate also passed SB6 which is aimed financially crippling unions through restricting how dues can be collected.

Today, as you read this email, our labor brothers and sisters are continuing their fight for, at the least, fair and open hearings on issues that will impact the financial stability of families across the Commonwealth.

Show your solidarity with Kentucky’s workers – call your Representative today and tell them you stand with Kentucky’s workers and oppose the final passage of HB1 and HB3. And let your Senator know that SB6 is wrong for Kentucky.

You can reach your legislators by calling 800-372-7181.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Reproductive rights are also at risk. HB2, the “Ultrasound Informed Consent Act,” will force abortion providers to show women a sonogram of the embryo or fetus and require them to provide audio of the heartbeat. Women may “avert their eyes” but providers are then required to verbally describe the placement of the fetus and describe the presence of any visible organs. The patient is then required to sign a certificate verifying she saw the sonogram and heard the heartbeat. The goal of this legislation is to make the process of obtaining an abortion, a constitutionally protected right, demeaning for women.

SB5 will outlaw all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Only 1% of abortions are performed after 20 weeks, usually due to critical medical concerns. This legislation is aimed at getting a foot in the door – the first step in eventually making all abortions illegal in Kentucky.

Call your legislators at 800-372-7181 and tell them that Kentucky’s women do not deserve HB2 and SB5.

LGBTQ RIGHTS
HB105 and HB106, sponsored by Democrat Rick Nelson, were introduced yesterday and target members of the LGBTQ community. HB105 would roll back local protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (i.e. Lexington’s Fairness Ordinance).

HB106 is almost identical to North Carolina’s transgender bathroom bill – mandating that all public multiple occupancy restrooms in the state (in courthouses, schools, university, city buildings, etc.) be designated for use by persons of the stated “biological sex” only.

Again, call your legislators at 800-372-7181 and tell them that HB105 and HB106 are a disgrace and shouldn’t be part of a 21st Century Kentucky.

SO MUCH MORE TO COME
These are just a few of the regressive policies currently under consideration by the General Assembly. What happens in Frankfort during this session will have a major impact on our state for a generation to come. Please get involved! And stay informed! Yesterday we sent you a list of organizations you can follow for up to date information regarding the legislative process. Check them out.

This is your legislature. Be engaged!

This session is a stark reminder that elections have consequences. We will be spending 2017 preparing for turning this course around in the 2018 elections. Sign up to help!

What’s Happening in Frankfort?

This week the Kentucky General Assembly began the 2017 legislative session. And it hasn’t taken long for the GOP-controlled House and Senate to act on their regressive legislative priorities for our Commonwealth.

So far we have seen movement on bills that would restrict reproductive rights, bust unions, dismantle secondary education, and target our LGBTQ community. This is only the beginning.

Please consider following the groups below. These groups are either on the ground in Frankfort opposing legislation that would send our state on a backward course or are legislative advocates for progressive policies. These groups will have up-to-date information, calls to action (info on rallies and contacting legislators), and are a great resource for staying informed throughout the session. Consider not only following, but liking and sharing their posts in order to amplify the message!

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana & Kentucky (PPINK)
Kentucky AFL-CIO
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Kentucky Education Association
Fairness Campaign
Lexington Fairness
Kentucky Democratic Party
Kentucky Young Democrats
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
Kentucky Equal Justice Center

HOW TO ACCESS & MONITOR LEGISLATION YOURSELF

You can find the language of bills that have been introduced on the Legislative Research Commission’s Legislative Record Online and sign up for alerts on the progress of legislation via Bill Watch.

Legislative action in Frankfort can often move quickly. We want to make sure that Democrats here in Lexington have access to the resources they need to keep an eye on what our legislative bodies are doing! As we identify more resources we will make sure to share their information via email or on our Facebook page.

Also, please let us know how you would like to help in 2017 by completing our Online Volunteer Form!

FCDP Executive Committee

Chair
Clint Morris

Vice-Chair
Andrea Ewen

Secretary
Kim Ewen

Treasurer
Carol Raitz

Young Dems President
Mary Jo Crouch

Communications
Andrea Ewen

Committee Members
Chad Aull
Gina Bess
Patti Bingham
Ron Bingham
Kendall Boulder
Pam Broughman
Sandy Broughman
Josh Buckman
Ann Jay Bryan
Craig Cammack
Donna Moore Campbell
Diana Clewett
Mary Jo Crouch
Wes Duke
Angela Evans
Andrea Ewen
Denise Gray
Michael Haskins
Matt Housh
Priscilla Johnson
Zac Losey
Brenda McClanahan
Ken McClanahan
Crystal McGuffey
Bob McNulty
Josh Mers
Seth Norat
Chuck Powell
Nicole Rodriguez
Gail Swanson
Joe Swanson
Carol Raitz
Fred Rogers
Brad VanHook
Alayne White

Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Committee

Andrea Ewen
Brenda McClanahan
George Mills
Clint Morris

DEMOCRATIC PARTY HISTORY

Democrats form the oldest political party in America and the youngest in spirit. For more than 200 years, Democrats have represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans. Our party was founded on the conviction that wealth and privilege should not be an entitlement to rule and the belief that the values of hardworking families are values that should guide us.Today Democrats are fighting to repair the damage done during the Bush years and grow an economy based on the values of Main Street, not greed and reckless speculation.

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE PLATFORM

The vision is simple. Democrats want an America that gives all Americans the chance to live out their dreams and achieve their God-given potential. Democrats want an America that is still the world’s strongest force for peace and freedom. And Democrats want an America that is coming together around our enduring values instead of drifting apart.

FAYETTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S MISSION

The Fayette County Democratic Party’s mission is to support and promote the ideals of the Democratic National Committee and the Kentucky Democratic Party. FCDP promotes those principles and values, operates and maintains a grassroots network of people that is open, inclusive and accessible to all, encourages lifelong active participation by local Democrats, and takes an active part in the election process. The local party serves to recruit, support and elect Democratic candidates for county, state and national offices. Executive Committee Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at 431 South Broadway.  All meetings are open, and we welcome guests