State Voices

Alexis Anderson-Reed

Executive Director

Alexis Anderson-Reed is the Executive Director of State Voices.

Alexis has been an activist since she was a college student. Driven by the disparities in educational opportunity she encountered growing up in Wisconsin, she co-founded Youth Reclaiming Our Communities (Youth ROC), mobilizing students across the state to press for education finance reform. Since then, she hasn’t stopped working toward a vision of a more inclusive and more equitable society. She has dedicated her career to community organizing, coalition building, public policy, and strategic planning, exemplified by her work on issues of racial and gender equity and the politics of power and privilege.

Prior to her tenure as State Voices’ Executive Director, Alexis served as the deputy director of the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, a philanthropic affinity group dedicated to enhancing democratic participation in all aspects of civic life. Before joining FCCP in 2016, Alexis served as the senior director of programs for State Voices, leading efforts to support and expand the work of our national network of state tables in promoting civic engagement, civic access, and civic representation. She came to the national office of State Voices after serving for three and a half years as executive director of Wisconsin Voices, where she worked to expand and defend voting rights in the state.

Alexis graduated with honors from Alverno College with a degree in History and Political Science, and is completing a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Alexis serves on the boards of the Alliance for Youth Organizing and the Analyst Institute. When not at work, she can be found trying out new recipes for family and friends and traveling with her husband, Derek.

SV Board Chair Miles Rapoport in The American Prospect Magazine

State Voices Board Chair Miles Rapoport penned an excellent (and optimistic!) article for the fall issue of The American Prospect magazine.

State Voices Welcomes New National VAN Administrator

Sara Vernon has joined State Voices as our National VAN Administrator.

A Message from our New Executive Director

Our job, as I see it, is not just speaking truth to power but restoring power to its rightful owner: the people.