About & FAQs

Ky Stands Up is the home for Make Americans Free Again (MAFA) in KY. You can reach us at kystandsup@pm.me

MAFA is the brainchild of Dr. Pam Popper in Worthington OH. She is heading the national effort while each state is forming its own chapter. MAFA KY is the Kentucky chapter!

MAFA is forming a HUGE group of Americans with a very simple, and easily understandable campaign platform:

“I want the freedom to accept or reject any and all medical treatments, including vaccinations, for myself and my minor children. The state and federal government, employers, merchants, groups, schools, institutions, and other entities should not be able to force me or my minor children to receive any medical intervention, including vaccinations, without my express permission. I furthermore demand that full disclosure of the risks and benefits of any medical intervention, including screening tests, drugs, devices, surgeries, and vaccines be required by law to be provided to any consumer prior to the delivery of services.”


Why Join at mafa-ky.com?

Because in order to take our country back, we need politicians to fear us. The only way they will fear us is if we can remove them from office. This requires a massive database and we are well on our way. When you subscribe* to MAFA KY, you are added to the national database as well.

You can subscribe at mafa-ky.com, just click join! And yes it’s a different list than this one. You won’t get any emails from MAFA. That list is just for fear purposes :)

Why do I have to give my address?

So we can organize in voting districts. We want to walk into the office of any legislator and say “We have 5000 voters in YOUR district which is enough to turn any election.”

Is there a group meeting in my area?

Here are meetings in KY! If there’s is not one in your area (whether KY or not) and you are regularly in touch with like-minded friends in your area and have not heard of a meeting, there probably isn’t one.

Yet. You can start one, it’s really simple! Click here for details on how to organize a MAFA meeting. We are happy to help, just ask.

What if I start a meeting, then find one already in progress?

Great! It’s actually better to have LOTS of small MAFA meetings rather than one big one, but you could merge, or stay separate and collaborate, whatever works. Just. Don’t. Stop.

MAFA KY’s Team

Katherine Gornik, Founding Member, State Coordinator | kystandsup@pm.me

Kathy Gornik was co-founder and president of THIEL Audio, a privately held, engineering driven, high-performance loudspeaker company. From 1976 to 2012, Gornik was responsible for THIEL’s company vision, direction, policies, and marketing strategy. Gornik’s leadership role in the electronics industry was long and illustrious, including service on the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA, now CTA) board of industry leaders and executive board from 1995 to 2007. Her role on the executive board began in1995 and included her chairmanship (as the only woman and smallest company in its history) of CEA from 2003 through 2004 and official role as immediate past chairman through 2006.

As executive board member of CEA, Gornik also served as a member of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)-board of governors from 1995 to 2000 as well as a member of the National Science and Technology Education Partnership (NSTEP) board of trustees and its predecessor, the Electronics Industry Foundation, from 1995 to 2008.

In 2018, CTA inducted Jim Thiel and Kathy Gornik into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame as visionaries who made a significant impact on the consumer technology industry.

In Kentucky, Gornik served as chairman of the board of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions (www.bipps.org), a state-based free market think tank that is committed to increasing liberty, prosperity and governmental accountability and transparency in Kentucky as well as reducing regulations and taxes and other hindrances to liberty and prosperity.

Under the Bevin administration, Gornik served on the State Board of Education as well as the Work Skills Readiness Commission and the Educational Standards Board. Gornik currently serves as chairman of the board for Newton’s Attic, a STEM education non-profit and is also volunteer state coordinator for Make Americans Free Again, Kentucky.

Dawn Cloyd, Founding Member, Admin & Meeting Logistics | text 859-492-8511

Dawn Cloyd is a former high school and adult education teacher with an undergraduate in English and Spanish, Masters in Education from John Carroll University in Ohio, and TESOL Certification from U.C. Santa Cruz. After teaching for four years in the Cleveland area and San Jose, California, she returned to Lexington in 2000 and joined her family’s engineering-driven high end loudspeaker manufacturing company, THIEL Audio, where she remained for thirteen years as Director of International Sales. Upon the sale of THIEL in late 2012, she joined Newton’s Attic as Director of Community Outreach where she is responsible for sales, marketing, customer service, hiring, training facilitation, and fundraising. 

Sally Oh, Founding Member, Web Genius | text 859-550-3862

Sally is a long time liberty activist & part-time web junkie. Sally’s passion for liberty is driven by her mad desire to stop medical tyranny in its tracks. It’s already taken far too much from us while we were sleeping, not one more inch.

In real life, Sally is a functional medicine-trained health coach transforming the lives of clients around the world using all natural protocols without drugs or surgery.

She is also the founding and managing member of the KY Food Independence Club, a food buying club with 6 drops in the central Bluegrass area. Offerings include raw milk and dairy, pastured meats and eggs, and organic produce.

Sally lives in Kentucky with her husband, Hal, and enjoys spending time with her family and two precious grands. She balances family life and entrepreneurship by leaning on like-minded friends, chocolate protein shakes and the serenity prayer. For useful health tips and/or coaching, subscribe to Sally’s Real Life. Her new podcast, Real Food KY coming soon to your favorite podcast app =/;-)

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Join us! 1) End medical tyranny. ALL of it. 2) Replace RINO/DINOs.


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