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Who is going to be on the November 2022 ballot? Are you working for your candidates? Check these links to get in touch with candidates. Ask questions. Offer advice. Determine if you can support their election.

Remember, as a nonpartisan organization, we provide only the information about those running for office and encourage you to get involved. Become an informed voter. Here's a link to some ways to become involved in a campaign. Or if you prefer to work for a political party, here's a link to Franklin County's political party organizations & to other parties in the state. Engage!


Click on the link to the name of the office and learn how to contact folks running for:


Frankfort Board of Commissioners?

Franklin County Offices?

  Judicial Offices?
  • 48th Judicial District Judge, Division 1 (uncontested; incumbent filed for re-election)
  • 48th Judicial District Judge, Division 2 (uncontested; incumbent filed for re-election)
  • 48th Judicial Circuit Judge, Division 1 
  • 48th Judicial Circuit Judge, Division 2 (uncontested; incumbent filed for re-election)
  • 48th Judicial Circuit Judge, Division 3 (uncontested; incumbent filed for re-election)  
State Legislative Offices? National Legislative Offices?

Back by Popular Demand - The Notorious R. Bee G.'s
at 
Spellapalooza XI

Come to Thornhill Learning Center on Friday evening to support  Together Frankfort's R. Bee G. team in Spellapalooza. The R. Bee G.'s are a tribute group honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, whom Together Frankfort held in high esteem. Photo below present the R. Bee G.'s at previous bees. Unfortunately though R.Bee G. Klier forgot to wear a  slip under the robe, the ear bobs definitely compensated for the slip faux pas! Such an appropriate spelling word . . . delirious.  Hmmmm.

Also, we are still looking for a few more cheerleaders. If you're interested in cheering for us, give Linda Waller a call at 859.806.1473 or email haziewaller@aol.com . No tryouts are required (and no cartwheels!) & you'll get pompoms!

Even if you're not spelling nor cheering those who are, come on out to Spellalooza. The evening includes a cookout, a "Silent Auction" & the ever famous Bake Sale, with lots of cookies, cakes, pies, bread, and other yummy items you just don't want to miss.

Spellapalooza supports one of Frankfort's important community programs, Thornhill Education Center, the Adult Learning Center for Frankfort and Franklin County, provides GED training, career counseling, English as a Second Language (ESL), & many other community education programs. 
Here's the full agenda for Friday evening. Bee there!

5:00 pm     Cookout Begins (Donations Welcome)
6:00 pm     Spelling Bee Begins

  • Silent Auction Items Available
  • Bake Sale

9:00pm      Champion Crowned

Thornhill is Making a Difference!

Together Frankfort's First Members Only Meeting!

​Thank you to all who have joined Together Frankfort during our Membership Drive!  Our first meeting will be Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, 7 PM, via Zoom. We are fortunate that City Manager Laura Hagg has agreed to meet with us & speak about the many things happening in the City of Frankfort. 

If you joined as a member, you should have received an email with the Zoom link. If you don't remember, click this link for a listing of all current members.  If you haven't received that email, please contact us at togetherfrankfort2017@gmail.com If you have not joined Together Frankfort, click on this link and join today!

Youth Speaker Event 

Youth Led Speaker Rally, rescheduled from July 29! The rally organizers - Marley, Lena, and Pauli, are so beyond excited to host a safe, all inclusive space for  youth to be heard. Please join Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, 1 PM - 5 PM, emphasizing to Kentucky's representatives to hear us loud and clear.  The organizers demand bodily autonomy for ALL.

The Youth Speaker Event will be hosting spaces for voting information, booths, sign-making stations, and more. Together Frankfort will be participating with a voter registration table -- please help if you can!  The rally organizers will be updating & releasing more info over the coming days. They ae asking folks to follow the Facebook Event page to receive the most current planning information. Here's the link to the page:  
Facebook Page for Aug. 20, Youth Speaker Event!

Together Frankfort is a proud supporter of the Frankfort/Franklin County Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday, August 26, 2022 at  5:30 p.m. The banquet location is the First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington Street, Frankfort, Kentucky.

Each attendee must purchase a ticket, which is $50. Let us  know if you will want to sit at Together Frankfort's table & will pay the $50 by emailing 
togetherfrankfort2017@gmail.com, by August 24, 2022. Include your name, address, email & telephone number.
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If you wish to attend the Freedom Fund Banquet (Fri., Aug. 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM, 1st United Methodist, 211 Washington St., Frankfort) & don't chose to join our table, you can purchase a ticket directly from the Frankfort/Franklin Branch NAACP by downloading this form (Word) (PDF), filing it out & sending it to the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, P.O Box 5101 Frankfort KY 40602, by Sat., Aug. 20, 2022. Call (502) 848-1001 if you have questions.
 

If you are not a member of the Frankfort/Franklin County Branch NAACP, we encourage you to join them. Here's a link to their website for more information.

Stop by Together Frankfort's Voter Registration Table at the 
Second Annual Women's Equality Celebration

The women's equality celebration, initiated by the local Women’s Suffrage Centennial Chorus (which includes MANY Together Frankfort members) is hosted in partnership with the City of Frankfort, Franklin County Tourist Commission, Downtown Frankfort Inc., Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, Kentucky Capital Development Corporation and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The event is a glorious a celebration of women’s history and women’s equality. We encourage you to register for the Second Annual Women's Equality Celebration event, if you have not already, through this link

The day will kick off with a celebratory march for women starting at the Paul Sawyier Public Library at 11:30 AM, ending on the Old Capitol steps where notable speakers will comment.

From noon to 3 PM, a community involvement fair, which will highlight community organizations that specifically provide ways for women to be involved in local efforts both politically and philanthropically, will take place on the Old Capitol Lawn. 

Together Frankfort, along with other local women’s networking and civic groups will be represented. If you wish to help with voter registration at the event, please let us know by completing this form

For more information about the centennial celebration, contact Blair Hecker, Email: bhecker@frankfort.ky.gov or phone 502.352.2180.

We invite you to become a full-fledged member of Together Frankfort.

Why? Here's some reasons!


Click HERE and fill out our membership form and pay online 

Or, as mentioned above, click on this link to download a form. Print out & complete the Membership Form & send it with your check to Together Frankfort, P.O. Box 870, Frankfort, KY 40602
 

Our MailChimp emails (like this one) will be reduced and possibly eliminated. 
More information upcoming on this.

 

Due to the cost of MailChimp e-newsletters, we will be cutting back on the number of these. Additionally, we send out more than 700 e-newsletters to folks who have asked to be on our email list, or have signed up by attending meetings, or through other events. More than 50% are not even opened (though MailChimp tells us that we have a better "open rate" by readers than most small nonprofits). 

This is not a sustainable method of and increasing our emails to our members. We hope you will stay with us through a Together Frankfort membership.  Only $20.  Plus, if that's not workable, ask to be a scholarship member. No one is turned away -- our community needs folks to be engaged! Join us!

Rights of Nature - A Member Proposal for Together Frankfort

Frankfort and Franklin County, Kentucky (More information on our website)

Together Frankfort has been asked to promote and support a concept described as the ​Rights of Nature.  Together Frankfort members Don and Sylvia Coffey asked that we commit the organization to persuading our city and county governments to enact the Rights of Nature concept described in the January issue of Hightower Lowdown.​

The article, entitled, Give nature a seat at the governing table, discusses the rise in interest by the location in Pennsylvania, which enacted the first Rights of Nature ordinance in the world.  Describing "Tamaqua, a small town in Pennsylvania coal country. In 2006 it enacted the first Rights of Nature ordinance in the world when a city council member worked with a growing group of locals outraged that their area had become “a sacrifice zone” for dumping toxic sludge and other industrial waste. 

Let us hear from you! If your interested in learning more, or attending a briefing about this, or providing a briefing about the Rights of Nature concept, let us know! Send an email to our chair, Barbara Hadley Smith at togetherfrankfort21@gmail.com  Thank you for your interest!

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