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This is a post that I will keep open, for informational purposes for anyone wanting to join over 4,000 local liberals and activists as we work with existing groups to effect CHANGE. I am on the "Member Connection" team. There are some amazing people involved and WE WANT YOU :) -Kat. More information from the founder, Julie: We are Together We Will Bluegrass. We are part of the national network Together We Will focused on the central Kentucky bluegrass region, but we understand that we share the concerns of our whole state. Through political impact, engagement with our community, and educational outreach we are working together to make a difference in our cities, region, state and ultimately our country.
Many of us woke up the morning after the 2016 presidential election in a state of disbelief, asking ourselves, “How could this happen?” We wondered what kind of country would at least tacitly approve the hateful and dangerous rhetoric espoused in the preceding campaign and where did we fit into this new world?
Inspired by the Pantsuit Nation Facebook group, a small group of people turned to Facebook to reach out to those who might share their feelings of confusion and helplessness. Little did they know they were tapping into a hidden reservoir of folks who also felt like they didn’t recognize their country anymore; a blossoming community of people who woke up on November 9th, 2016 and said, “This is not OK.”
And in the spirit of Pantsuit Nation, and in association with similarly motivated networks across the country, Together We Will Bluegrass was formed. We are an inclusive assortment of individuals encouraged to secure equity, dignity, and social justice for all Kentuckians, through engagement, education, and activism.
Whether you are currently civically active, were once active and now feel called to dip your toes back in the political water, or whether this is the first time you’ve been moved to make a difference in the world, there is a place for you at Together We Will Bluegrass. In the end, we all have one goal in common: to better the lives of central Kentuckians and to be the change we want to see in the world.
Our Mission Statement: We are an inclusive group of everyday activists, united in our sustained commitment to secure equity and social justice for all Kentuckians. We use action, education, advocacy and the amplification of historically underrepresented voices to directly challenge and overcome unjust and intolerant policies, systems, and attitudes that do not respect the dignity of all people in our region, state and country.
We invite you to join our work in the bluegrass region, Kentucky and our country.
1. Join our Facebook group. Our public page is available to anyone, but the real action is in our secret group. Visit the page and send us a message if you would like to join the group: https://www.facebook.com/twwbluegrass/
2. Participate in our Calls to Action. Everyday we post opportunities for you to make calls, send emails or letters or show up for protests, join in on community trainings and more.
3. Join a team. We have teams focused on Political Impact, Engagement & Advocacy, Education and Member Connection. We also need people to volunteer to help with our operations, communications and organizational needs. We have a place for you regardless of interest area or skill set. https://www.facebook.com/twwbluegrass/