Kenya Myers joined DRNC in January 2019 as an experienced voting rights advocate. During the 2016 election cycle, she developed and implemented a strategic election protection plan that doubled the capacity of the program, expanding the statewide footprint from 36 to 79 counties. Her advocacy campaigns increased minority recruitment and participation.
Kenya has dramatically increased our funding for voting work and keeps coming up with new ways to make sure voters with disabilities can cast a ballot safely, privately, and without impediment. Kenya recently transitioned into her new role as voting program manager, a position that more accurately reflects the vendor management, coalition wrangling, and planning roles she has taken on during her time with DRNC.
In addition to her voting work, Myers has vast experience in identifying abusive lending and housing practices. She worked to resolve loans and conflicts for victims of predatory lending and fair housing violations. Over the past 17 years, Myers assisted and trained numerous local, state and national organizations on various civil rights and economic parity topics. Myers serves as an adjunct instructor at the Patricia Robert Harris National Fair Housing Training Academy and as faculty at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Training Academy.