Liz Kennedy is as an attorney and advocate who joined the Demos in January 2012. She works to expand political participation and prevent voter disenfranchisement across the country by eliminating barriers to voting and enforcement of the National Voter Registration Act. Liz also focuses on campaign finance reforms to increase transparency and accountability for money in politics and to fight democratic corruption.
Prior to joining Demos, Liz was an Attorney in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, working on issues of money in politics, democratic accountability, and corporate governance responses to Citizens United. She helped litigate Arizona Free Enterprise v. Bennett, the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent campaign finance case, and provided public policy and legislative drafting assistance to state legislators and reformers.
Liz served as deputy director of voter protection for the 2008 Obama campaign in Ohio. She has represented unions in industrial bankruptcy and labor democracy cases, and worked as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Liz’s writing has appeared in the American Prospect, the Boston Herald, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Hill's Congress Blog, and the Huffington Post.
Liz received her J.D. cum laude from NYU School of Law and her B.A. from Smith College.