The Strategic Direction
The U.S. has never had a healthy democracy. And with this heightened political climate, we knew we needed to radically reimagine the power of our network to fix this broken system.
Now, the State Voices network is ready to build power in 2020 and beyond. Our collective voice is strong and steady. Are you ready to join in?
Voices for Power Video Series
Executive Directors of Color Relationships and Resilience Collective
The Executive Directors of Color Relationships and Resilience Collective is a group of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color leading progressive organizations across the U.S.
Learn more about them at this new video presentation of their 2020 civic engagement victories.
Voices for Power: Our People
Our Affiliated Network is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community of advocates, activists and organizers committed to building people power to transform the lives of our communities — especially those who experience oppression. Learn more by watching “Voices for Power: Our People.”
Voices for Power: Our Theory of Change
We re-imagined our theory of change to seek to build a transformative democracy through deep partnership between national and state tables that models the multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural transformation we seek. Learn more by watching “Voices for Power: Our Theory of Change.”
Voices for Power: Our Vision
We envision a world where Black, Indigenious, People of Color (BIPOC), women, and young people are free and able to live in their full dignity. In this world, Our People have affordable housing, economic stability, and the resources they need to live. We dream of a world that is centered in joy and leads with love; where we are all represented and connected. Learn more by watching “Voices for Power: Our Vision.”
Voices for Power: Our Power
Our power is rooted in our commitment to centering the experiences of all oppressed people as the winning path to well resourced and thriving communities. Together we will organize on the ground to build capacity, leverage data infrastructure, and incubate innovative people-powered campaigns that support communities, win at the ballot box, and transform our state houses. Learn more by watching “Voices for Power: Our Power.”
“BlackStar” by Cheeno Ghee
Download the Strategic Direction Guide
Learn how and why one of the largest networks of civic engagement organizations came together to reenvision what liberation, freedom, and a true democracy can feel like. You can do it too.
Stories from the People
There are a number of key things we’re working on to build BIPOC political power. We can start by making voting and access to voting a truly universal right, and lifting up oppressed communities—and the organizations that serve them—in the decision making process.
Juanica Fernandes, Executive Director, Florida Civic Engagement Table
I’m thrilled to be a part of the State Voices network, which I’ve already come to learn is an incredible, powerful, and fierce community of humans. I am so excited to work alongside the SV team as well as Table Directors and staff across the country, whom I have so much respect for and gratitude to.
Irene Shin, Executive Director of the Virginia Civic Engagement Table
Centering leadership development as a value of organizations that work in civic engagement is key to making lasting social impact in BIPOC communities.
Melanie Herrera-Bortz, Executive Director, Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
Download the Executive Summary
This Executive Summary is a condensed, visual version of our Strategic Direction Guide. Download it, print it, and hang it up in your room to stay grounded in our collective vision for a transformed society. A society where we can all thrive and live in our full dignity.
“BlackStar” by Cheeno Ghee
If you study movements, you know that art speaks. With our Strategic Direction, we worked with a group of BIPOC artists and asked them what BIPOC political power means to them.
Cheeno Ghee, a Black queer rapper from North Carolina, wrote the song “BlackStar” about Black power and liberation. Check out the track, and visit The Culture page to see more art from our BIPOC Artist Cohort.
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