State Voices

Iridane Sanchez

Deputy Director West of Data and Technology

Iridane Sanchez is the State Voices West Deputy Director of Data and Technology. She trains and coaches partner organizations on tools (including the State Voices VAN) and best practices for using data.

Iridane was drawn to this work by her struggle as an undocumented immigrant. Now a legal permanent resident, she fights for a complete and permanent solution for her mother and other undocumented families who are still at risk of being torn apart. Prior to joining State Voices, she served as the Data and Program Manager for Silver State Voices. Most recently, she worked on a winning assembly primary campaign in Nevada.

Iridane is currently a student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, majoring in Political Science. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the Nevada outdoors.

Letter from Alexis Anderson-Reed: All Black Lives Matter

The righteous rage demonstrated across the country is justified.

These uprisings are more than protest; they are a rebellion against white supremacy, racialized capitalism, a democracy that is not working, and the continued oppression, torture and murder of Black lives.

Impactful Leaders Foster Leadership in Others

At State Voices, we believe in the power of the collective and the power of transformational leadership. The best leaders are committed to amplifying more voices, supporting leadership in others, and building power with BIPOC communities.

Executive Directors of State Tables across the network exemplify these ideals. Several Executive Directors have joined State Voices over the last ten months, and they have so much to share about their collective vision for a more equitable world and a healthy democracy.

Electoral Justice and COVID-19 in Battleground States

The COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating injustices that have long existed in our society. This crisis underscores the need for a healthy democracy in which oppressed communities have a voice and get their needs met.

Learn about how a few State Tables across the country—like in Wisconsin, Nevada, Ohio, Georgia, Montana, and Louisiana—are pushing for electoral justice, mutual aid, and BIPOC political power during this time.