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Jay Todd Richey is the Development Assistant for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky. In this capacity, he helps secure the funding necessary to keep lawmakers and governments accountable to the people.

He is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom, where he earned a MSc in Human Rights and completed a dissertation that analyzes how far-right groups in Kentucky use rights-based discourse to combat LGBTQ rights and reproductive justice.

He graduated summa cum laude from Western Kentucky University with majors in political science and Asian religions and cultures and a minor in legal studies. At WKU, he served as Student Body President and Student Regent on the Board of Regents; received the Mahurin Honors College Scholar of the Year Award; and co-founded the WKU Student Coalition for Renters' Rights, an organization that advocates for adequate legal protection for renters in Kentucky, which was awarded the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth 2017 Ally of the Year Award.

He serves on the Associate Board of the Coalition for the Homeless. He is interested in the intersection of international law and human rights.