Lisa Abbott

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Kentuckians for the Commonwealth / Empower Kentucky

Lisa Abbott has over 20 years experience as an organiser with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC), a statewide social justice organisation which is part of the Appalachian Transitions Initiative. For 13 years Lisa was the Organising Director at KFTC and she has led many campaigns to improve Kentuckian society, responding to the particular needs of people living in a coal region.

Lisa now coordinates KFTC’s Empower Kentucky project. Through a process which engaged more than 1000 people, this project is developing a state plan to achieve the community’s goals of:

  • Improving health
  • Generating good new jobs
  • Ensuring affordable energy
  • Addressing climate change