About the Coalition for the Peoples Agenda

The “Conference for a People’s Agenda” was convened August 24, 2002 to develop a common community based People’s Agenda for Louisville, Kentucky in the face of the creation of new government under City-County merger. The Coalition for the People’s Agenda carries forward the work of the conference.

The conference synthesized several hundred policy proposals in areas such as Civil and Human RightsCommunity GovernanceCriminal JusticeEconomic Development through Community EmpowermentHousingEducation and Youth Empowerment,  Environment, Health, Human Services and Workers Rights. Over 32 community  organizations participated in the call for the conference, and many more are becoming involved. As organizers point out, 

“The event was a major success and was historic because it brought together in a working setting such a wide diversity of people and groups, something that had not happened on this scale in Louisville in anyone’s memory – and also because there was a spirit of hope and commitment as participants realized that with all of us working together we really do have the power to shape the future of our community.”

To learn how you or your organizations can participate in the development of the People’s Agenda, take a look at our Campaign Strategy.


Conference for a People’s Agenda Initial  Sponsoring Organizations:

A Phillip Randolph Institute

ACLU of Kentucky

AFSCME Local 2629

Church of the Epiphany Social Responsibility Committee

Citizens Against Police Abuse (CAPA)

Committees of Correspondence

Community Farm Alliance

Community and Parents for Equitable Equality Education (CPEEE)

Fairness Campaign

H.O.O.K. (Helping Our Own Kids)

Jobs With Justice of Kentucky

Justice Resource Center

Kentuckiana Interfaith Community Racial Justice Committee

Kentucky African American Political Coalition

Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

Kentucky Committees of Correspondence

KY Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

Kentucky Youth Advocates

Louisville and Jefferson County NAACP


NAACP Voter Empowerment Project

NAACP Youth Council

Nurses Professional Organization (NPO)

Parents Involved in Education (P.I.E.)


Rainbow/PUSH Coalition of Kentucky

Reproductive Freedom Project of ACLU

State of Black Youth Group

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 227

West Broadway United Methodist Center

West Louisville Improvement Association

Women in Transition

Yearlings Club