Heather Ayer joined the ACLU of Kentucky as Campaign Coordinator in July 2020. She is currently focused on running our Get Out The Vote campaign to encourage the 175,000 Kentuckians who had their voting rights restored to register and vote. She will then continue to expand the ACLU of Kentucky’s volunteer base through training volunteers to phonebank, text-bank, and use their collective power to make the change they want to see in their communities.
Before joining the ACLU of Kentucky, Heather worked as a field organizer and deputy finance director for various campaigns in Kentucky, as well as a presidential campaign in Iowa. Before that, she taught preschool in Houston, Texas. She graduated with a degree in French and Political Science from Furman University in South Carolina.
Since she was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky, Heather is very excited to be back home in Kentucky working to make the commonwealth a more equitable and just place for everyone. When Heather is not training volunteers or scheduling phonebanks, she is chasing her dog, Tony, at a local farmer’s market, or reading a few different books at any given time.