Take Action and Volunteer

Kentucky lawmakers gaveled in for 2022 legislative session on Tuesday, January 4. View the links below to get involved, sign our petitions, and spread the word.

Skip to petitions to send to lawmakers.

Volunteer with us:

Our work depends on volunteers like you talking with lawmakers, helping us with text and phone banks, and getting your friends to fill out petitions.

Events and volunteer opportunities

  • Are you interested in volunteering outside of the legislative session? Complete this form so we can learn about your skills, talents, and availability. Someone will be in touch with you soon after.
  • Are you an attorney who wants to volunteer your legal expertise? Fill out this volunteer attorney form

What is the legislative session? 

Kentucky's Constitution requires the General Assembly to meet in Frankfort every year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January. In even-numbered years there are not more than 60 legislative days. The 2020 legislative session began on January 7, 2020, and ended on April 15, 2020. 

Our team is on the ground in Frankfort during the legislative session almost every day. We connect people directly affected by different issues to their elected officials. This helps lawmakers learn about how their actions directly affect Kentuckians. We work with lawmakers to protect and expand the civil rights and liberties of all Kentuckians by supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties. 

What is the General Assembly? 

The General Assembly is Kentucky's legislature. This branch of government makes laws. It is made of the House of Representatives and a Senate. Each bill that becomes law must be approved by both chambers. Kentucky has a part-time citizen legislature with members from diverse backgrounds and communities.  All 138 members serve year-round as legislators, representing constituents, helping them solve problems, and studying new ideas.   

Become a card-carrying member:

You can join the ACLU of Kentucky for as little as $5. With you by our side, we can continue fighting to protect the rights guaranteed to every Kentuckian under the U.S. and Kentucky Constitutions. As a member of the ACLU of Kentucky, your dues will directly support our work in the courts, Frankfort, and communities throughout the commonwealth. Memberships are not tax-deductible and support our non-partisan legislative work funded by our 501(c)4. Join here.

Support our work with a tax-deductible donation:

No matter the amount, tax-deductible donations from Kentuckians throughout the commonwealth keep our lights on. Donations are tax-deductible and support a wide variety of legal and organizational work funded by our 501(c)3. Donations do not make you a member of the ACLU of Kentucky. Donating is easy and can be done online, through the mail, or over the phone. Learn more and make a contribution here.

Our work is only possible thanks to volunteers, members, and donors like you. Thank you for standing with us!