As More Blue's Executive Director, Laney creates the organization's strategic roadmap, develops relationships with democracy-focused activists, and creates community within the larger team.
Before More Blue, Laney served as a campaign manager for a statehouse race in Kentucky. Although her team came up short, they managed to secure 49% of the vote in a district that’s been represented by a Republican for the last two decades.
She also co-led the Kentucky Student Voice Team's Coping With COVID research in 2020, funded primarily by a $100,000 grant from The Institute for Citizens and Scholars, and served the larger KSVT team as the Values and Accountability Director. In 2019, Laney was a Henry Clay Intern in Public Policy and worked with Congresswoman Susan Davis in Washington DC to modify provisions of the Higher Education Act. She is an alumna of the National Democratic Training Committee.
Laney is a first-generation college graduate from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Her story and campaign work have been featured in The Atlantic, Teen Vogue, Rainesford Stauffer's "An Ordinary Age," and Rural Assembly.
Kentucky is home for Laney. In her free time, Laney works alongside her neighbors as a member of Get UP Louisville, a community coalition dedicated to ensuring every three and four year old has access to high-quality early childhood education.