When a local university worker tried to file a class action lawsuit against the university, her motion was denied. In this case, I acted as an amicus curiae (an impartial adviser) for the nationally renowned union rights organization Jobs With Justice.
Established same-gender harassment cause of action and expanded tort of outrage.
Established state-law cause of action for discharge for union activity.
FMLA/ADA discrimination and retaliation claims sent to trial.
In my role as organizing director, I managed the Plastech/Johnson Controls Injection Molding organizing campaign.
As interim coordinator, I preach, network, and manage a council of dozens of churches within the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
In this role, I coordinate a black-and-white church coalition (EmpowerWest) to foster racial reconciliation and economic empowerment in segregated Louisville’s black West End. A project of Simmons College of Kentucky. Managing the three-year Angela Project for empowerment.
Throughout my time as interim coordinator, I provided leadership and church relations for progressive Baptists across Kentucky, in relationship with the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. I also spoke in over 45 churches and started a statewide advocacy day in Frankfort in support of payday-lending reform.
As the opening speaker for the Sixth United Food and Commercial Workers Union International Convention in Montreal, Canada, I delivered opening invocation and inspiration for 5,000 delegates.
As a deacon, I contribute time, knowledge, and resources toward the betterment of the church.
I lead music and worship at Friday Church @ Highland Baptist, an informal service at a large, progressive congregation.
During the 2016 presidential election season, I worked with Faith in Public Life to coordinate op-eds and sign-ons by pastors urging civility in public life.
As a 2016 campaign manager, I managed a candidate in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for US Senate, including field, media buys, finance, and strategy.
In this role, I voiced independent-expenditure campaign spots during the 2011 Kentucky governor’s race and 2012-2013 Kentucky legislative races.
From 2007-2011, I acted as an organizer and spokesman for “Truth From American Workers,” a legally-authorized “527” delivering independent messages in state and federal elections in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
From 2003-2012, I actively managed candidate recruitment, coalition-building, and more for UFCW Local 227 and other unions.
In my role as religious and community coordinator, I led mobilization, statehouse rallies, and networking for the AFL-CIO among faith communities, progressives, and advocacy groups across Indiana for all the unions involved in the fight against “right-to-work-for-less.”
I acted as Secretary-Treasurer of Kentucky State AFL-CIO from 1999-2003.