New Pennsylvania Project
CEO Kadida Kenner talks about voting rights, mobilizing Pennsylvania voters, District Attorney Larry Krasner, and Philadelphia's highly anticipated 2023 Mayoral election. Kenner also talks about spending time in Georgia amid midterm election voting and the Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker runoff election for U.S. Senate.
Kadida Kenner is the chief executive officer of the New Pennsylvania Project, a voting rights organization modeled after the successful New Georgia Project founded by Stacey Abrams in 2014. The New Pennsylvania Project’s primary focus is to civically engage, register, mobilize and empower often-ignored constituents, especially the youth, and communities of color in rural, urban, and suburban Pennsylvania to transform 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 — all the way down the entire ballot. In addition to working on voting rights, Kadida also serves as co-chair of Why Courts Matter – Pennsylvania, an advocacy campaign seeking to protect the independence of our state and federal courts, and educate the electorate about their importance. The Temple University graduate resides in the Philly suburbs and counts civil rights organizing icon, and Pennsylvania native Bayard Rustin as her hero.