Resolution to Oppose Constitutional Amendment #2 on Kentucky’s November 8, 2022, ballot
WHEREAS, since our founding in January 2017, Together Frankfort has advocated for and supported equal rights for all people, and;
WHEREAS, Together Frankfort recognizes that an individual’s autonomy over his, her, or their own body remains one of the most fundamental rights in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and in the United States of America; and;
WHEREAS, Together Frankfort's leaders considered the points raised both by those supporting the proposed Amendment #2 and those opposing proposed Amendment 2to the Kentucky Constitution on the November ballot, and;
WHEREAS, we support our sister organization, the League of Women Voters of Kentucky, who stated that “An individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to an individual's dignity and liberty to determine one’s own life course. Liberty is defined as ‘the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life.’"
Now therefore, be it resolved that:
Section 1. We find and, on this date, declare that Together Frankfort strongly opposes Amendment 2 to the Kentucky Constitution which is on the ballot this November. Amendment 2, in combination with the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 311.772, the “Trigger Law,” would deny the right to abortion in all cases including rape and incest. Additionally, Amendment 2 and all anti-choice statutes interfere with the freedom and liberty of individuals and families to make critical and timely decisions with the best medical advice without government interference. Women’s rights are human rights, and we will continue to educate and advocate until reproductive freedom is restored in Kentucky.”
Section 2. Furthermore, Together Frankfort’s leadership team, known as “Coordinators,” adopted the position of opposing proposed Amendment 2 to the Kentucky Constitution on the November ballot and will advocate for citizens to vote ‘NO’ on the amendment.
Section 3. We encourage the citizens of Frankfort and Franklin County to review the proposed amendment and to speak out to the Frankfort Board of Commissioners, the Franklin County Fiscal Court, the Kentucky state legislators who represent Franklin County, the leadership of the Kentucky General Assembly, and the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, sharing our opposition to Amendment #2 and encouraging these governing authorities to review this matter and adopt a statement of opposition.
Section 4. Together Frankfort will transmit a copy of this resolution to the governmental entities named in Section 3 of this resolution and will encourage our elected officials in these entities to adopt a position of opposition to Constitutional Amendment #2.
Please note: several organizations are working together to oppose constitutional amendment #2. In addition to signing on to this pledge, please connect with other organizations, particularly those working on statewide strategy, such as Protect Kentucky Access, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, and others. Also, PLEASE contact your elected officials, write letters to newspapers, speak out about your opposition. There is power in numbers!
Pledge to Oppose Constitutional Amendment Number 2 by voting
No in the November 2022 General Election!
By providing my legal name and contact information to Together Frankfort, through this website, I am pledging my opposition to Constitutional Amendment #2 on the Kentucky General Election ballot, November 8, 2022. My opposition to this measure stands no matter in what manner I decide to cast my vote, either absentee, or by early voting, of by voting on November 8, 2022, Kentucky's General Election day.
(Only the legal name of each signatory & that person's city of origin will be shared with the entities named in Section 3. of this document. No street address, email address, nor phone numbers will be shared.)
*Source: The links to Constitional Amendment #2, or Amendment #2, throughout this page reference Kentucky House Bill 91 (21 RS HB 91) enacted by the 2021 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and made available through the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission website. Since no official copies of Kentucky's 2022 ballot are yet available, Kentucky's legislation, as enacted, provides the official wording of language of the amendment as it will appear on the ballot in the November 8, 2022 Kentucky General Election.
My pledge to oppose Kentucky Constitutional Amendment #2*
on the November 8, 2022 ballet in the Kentucky General Election