Liz Kennedy is Counsel at Demos working on money in politics, voting rights, and corporate accountability. She works to expand political participation and prevent voter disenfranchisement by eliminating barriers to voting and empowering voters. Liz focuses on money in politics to increase transparency and accountability for political spending, to work towards political equality, and to fight corruption of democratic government. She 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,” “Democracy at Stake: Protecting Democracy in the Super PAC Era,” “Citizens Actually United,” “Protecting the Freedom to Vote,” 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, democratic accountability, and corporate governance responses to Citizens United. 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 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 received her J.D. cum laude from NYU School of Law and her B.A. from Smith College.
Areas of Expertise
- November 20, 2013
- July 31, 2013
- July 18, 2013
- February 28, 2013
- October 2, 2012