Liz Kennedy is Counsel at Demos working on voting rights, money in politics, and corporate accountability. She works to expand political participation by eliminating barriers to voting and empowering voters; she works to increase transparency and accountability for money in politics to fight corruption of democratic government and to fulfill America’s promise of political equality. Liz develops policies, writes, and works with partners across the country. In addition to appearing on television and being quoted in the media, Liz is the author or co-author of “Bullies at the Ballot Box: Protecting the Freedom to Vote Against Wrongful Challenges and Intimidation” “Stop the Next Citizens United: McCutcheon v. FEC and the Crisis of Confidence in American Democracy” “Democracy at Stake: Protecting Democracy in the Super PAC Era,” “Protecting the Freedom to Vote,” “Citizens Actually United: The Bi-Partisan Opposition to Corporate Political Spending and Support for Common Sense Reform,” and “Ten Ways Citizens United Endangers Democracy.”
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 and democratic accountability. Liz was deputy director of voter protection for the 2008 Obama campaign in Ohio, has represented unions in industrial bankruptcy cases, and was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Liz’s writing has appeared in the American Prospect, the National Civic Review, Human Rights: a Journal of the American Bar Association, 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 is a graduate of Smith College and received her J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law.