Monday, February 06, 2006

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC): Special Showing of the Documentary Democracy's Ghosts

Democracy’s Ghosts - MOVIE
Restoration of Voting Rights for Former Felons

February 7th

Downtown Public Library
140 E. Main St

This 34-minute film spends time with people who are living their lives as legal ghosts and have lost the right to vote because of felony convictions.

We’ll watch the film, then have a discussion about our campaign to restore voting rights to former felons who have served their debt to society in Kentucky.

Kentucky is one of just three states that permanently prevents all former-felons from voting unless they get a pardon from the Governor. We are trying to pass a
Constitutional Amendment to allow for automatic restoration of voting rights upon
completion of prison time, probation, and parole.

For more information about the film, visit Democracy's Ghosts

Whether you'll be able to come to the movie or not, we hope you decide to contact legislators to encourage them to vote yest to support Restoration of Voting Rights.

ACTION: Please contact Representatives on the Constitutional Amendments Committee and urge support of HB 480 as soon as possible.

Legislative message line— 1-800-372-7181
(You can leave a message for THREE of the below legislators each time you call this number)

Rep. Adrian Arnold (D), Chair – co-sponsor of HB 480
Rep. Joseph Fischer (R), Vice Chair
Rep. Joe Barrows (D)
Rep. Kevin Bratcher (R)
Rep. Jim Bruce (D)
Rep. J. R. Gray (D)
Rep. Mike Harmon (R)
Rep. Melvin Henley (R)
Rep. Gross Lindsay (D)
Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D) – co-sponsor of HB 480
Rep. Jon David Reinhardt (R)
Rep. Kathy Stein (D) – co-sponsor of HB 480

For the full text of the bill, visit the Legislative Research Commission website

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) is a grassroots citizens organization that believes in the power of citizens, working together, to challenge injustices, right wrongs and improve the a quality of life for all Kentuckians.

We meet locally on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Episcopal Diocese Mission House on the corner of 4th St. and Martin Luther King Blvd. Come join us!

To join our Central KY email listserv, send a blank email to

To become a KFTC Member and substantially support all of the work that we do, visit their website

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