On this episode I welcome Kadida Kenner to the program. Kadida is the Executive Director of The New Pennsylvania Project. The New Pennsylvania Project (NPP) was founded in May 2021 to expand Pennsylvania’s electorate so it reflects the Commonwealth’s demographically changing population. The NPP will engage and empower young residents and those living in underrepresented and often neglected communities of color and immigrant communities.
Kadida Kenner is the founding executive director of the New Pennsylvania Project. Kadida was previously a writer, producer, and director for college sports television programming in Charlotte, North Carolina, but energized by the 2016 elections, she decided to take a hiatus from TV production, and return to campaign and organizing work. In 2017 Kadida moved back to Pennsylvania to take on the role of director of campaigns for the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center including the We The People – PA and Why Courts Matter – PA campaigns.
Beginning in May of 2021 Kadida became the executive director of the New Pennsylvania Project, an organization modeled after the successful New Georgia Project and Fair Fight Georgia, both founded by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The New Pennsylvania Project civically engages, registers, mobilizes and empowers often-ignored constituents, especially the youth, and communities of color in rural, urban, and suburban Pennsylvania in a year-round effort to change and expand the electorate in the Commonwealth.
Kadida is a tireless advocate for social and economic justice issues and is motivated to empower and excite the electorate to enthusiastically vote in every election, and all the way down the entire ballot. The Temple University graduate was born outside Pittsburgh and currently lives in Harrisburg, although she grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania, coincidentally the birthplace of her organizing hero, civil rights icon, Bayard Rustin.
- Check out The New Pennsylvania Project: https://www.newpaproject.org/
- Donate to The New Pennsylvania Project: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/the-new-pennsylvania-project-1
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