State Voices

Cara Romanik

Senior Manager of State Capacity Building

Cara Romanik is State Voices’ Senior Manager of State Capacity Building. She supports our 2018 voter registration program across multiple states.

Cara got her start in civic engagement work in 2007, helping adults prepare for their citizenship exams at a refugee services agency. Her professional experience also includes large-scale voter registration in Ohio and working as a union organizer for the largest school district in her home state of Louisiana. Before working in politics, Cara was an adult educator and facilitator for over a decade.

Cara lives in New Orleans, where she spends her free time bike-camping, cooking, and writing for theater.

Announcing New Members to the State Voices Board

We’re excited to announce that four incredible advocates, change makers, and social justice champions have been unanimously voted to join the State Voices Board.

Sommer Foster Joins Michigan Voices to Build BIPOC Political Power

Sommer Foster has been a racial justice and pro-Black champion in Michigan for some time. We’re excited to announce that Sommer will join Tameka Ramsey as the new Co-Executive Director of Michigan Voices.

COVID-19 Updates for Our Collective Health and Safety

We’re grateful to everyone demanding paid leave for all, BIPOC leaders organizing mutual aid projects, and people advocating for incarcerated people.

State Voices is following the lead of these incredible organizers, and we’re also updating much of our programs for our collective health and safety.