Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Ken Whittaker

Executive Director
Michigan United
Ken Whittaker is a native Detroiter who has spent over sixteen years fighting for racial and economic justice for the 99%. Ken has traveled the U.S. training activists and inspiring new leaders. With a strong background in information technology, Ken brings process and procedure to the power building movement. Ken is a long-time community organizer and former Movement Politics Director at Michigan United. For the past ten years, he has played key roles in local political races throughout Detroit, and has worked as a legislative aide in the state legislature. He was previously the state president of the Michigan Young Democrats. Ken also has a background in IT, web design, and computers. Ken has been with the organization in various capacities for 5 years.