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Kentiya Orange
Legal Fellow

Kentiya Orange is the Legal Fellow for the League of Women Voters where she conducts research and analysis of state-level voting rights and redistricting laws to advance the League’s People Powered Fair MapsTM campaign.

Kentiya has always been devoted to uplifting chronically underrepresented; She was a peer educator in high school, a mentor to high schoolers while in college, and a founding member of her law school’s If/When/How chapter. Before joining the League, Kentiya found ways to focus her work on underserved populations, such as manning a patient prescription assistance hotline and conducting background research in support of insurance reform legislation. Following the 2018 national elections, she became impassioned about democracy work that ensures the equitable participation of all citizens in the shaping of their governments.

Kentiya has a B.S. in economics from Oklahoma State University and will complete a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in December 2019. She is an avid reader, having read over 700 books in the last two-and-a-half years.


Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, and just one of several “Emancipation Days” observed by Black diasporic communities in the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.

When removing voters from the rolls, election officials should err on the side of protecting democracy not increasing disenfranchisement. 

Throughout 2019 the League defended democracy in the courts on issues relating to voting rights, redistricting, money in politics, and improving elections.

On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a trio of cases suing the administration over its decision to end DACA. 

On October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Bostock v. Clayton County, et al. and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC. The Court’s decision will determine whether it violates federal law for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.