Heather Ayer joined the ACLU of Kentucky as a campaign coordinator in July 2020. She helped manage the ACLU of Kentucky's Get Out The Vote campaign in 2020 to encourage the 175,000 Kentuckians who had their voting rights restored to register and vote. She is building on that work to expand the organization's volunteer base by 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 earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and Political Science from Furman University in South Carolina.
Heather was born and raised in Frankfort. She is very excited to be in her home state and working to make the commonwealth a more equitable and just place for every Kentuckian. 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.