​Together Frankfort: Civic Engagement

Together Frankfort

Karen Waite Carey, (iphoto at left) a professional artist, co-chairs the Communications Committee with Townsley. Recently, Carey prepared materials and presented a "Resistance Training" workshop to the 25th Annual Kentucky Heartwood Festival, together with Mary Lynn Collins.

Numerous volunteers help Together Frankfort's communications activities, preparing information about upcoming events, distributing notices to the media, helping maintain our Facebook presence, and others.

An important feature of communications work also is staying in touch with our Congressional members and state elected officials.  The Communications Team prepared a post card writing event in March, sending hundreds of postcards to President Trump and other elected officials about issues of concern. A few of these are pictured to the left of this page.

Together Frankfort's communications activities include:

  • Maintaining a public Facebook page (please "like" our page if you haven't already;
  • Supporting a private Facebook Group page;
  • Publishing a weekly e-newletter;
  • Preparing educational materials for meetings;
  • Drafting and distributing press releases to local and state media;
  • Maintaining a twitter presence; and
  • Preparing and editing materials for this website.

 Together Frankfort plans to conduct training on  using social media, including Facebook & twitter.

We are looking for folks who would like to attend and/or present communications training!  If you could serve as a trainer on these topics, or if you would like to attend social media training, complete the contact form (click on the link) and indicate your interest. Also, if you could assist with one or more of the activities listed above, please let us know through the contact form also.  Thank you to all who assist with our communication and outreach work!

Together Frankfort's Communications Committee

Together Frankfort's Communications Committee is chaired by Karen Waite Carey and Margaret Townsley.  Both Carey and Townsley were involved in the orgional days of organizing Together Frankfort.

In fact, Townsley, with a professional reputation as a great writer and editor, established her strengths in discussing women's issues and the role of the national Women's March on Washington.  Having attended the march herself, Townsley (shown at right) penned a guest editorial for the Lexington Herald Leader describing the diversity, openness, strength, and power of those who had marched in Washington. (Click on the link to read if for yourself.)