State Voices

James Hong

Deputy Director of State Capacity Building

James Hong is the Deputy Director of State Capacity Building at State Voices. In this role, James provides broad support to the state tables and oversees voter registration campaigns with their related field and data procedures. He also supports table planning, convenings, and racial equity initiatives.

James was recently a Co-Director at the MinKwon Center for Community Action, a community-based organization dedicated to empowering Korean American, Asian American, and immigrant communities. In that capacity, James oversaw coalition efforts towards in-language multi-ethnic voter engagement, redistricting, immigrant rights, tenants’ rights, and the decennial census.  Prior to this, James worked in the field of market research, conducting qualitative and survey-based quantitative research for clients in various industries.

He holds an A.B. in Government from Bowdoin College and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. James lives in New York City and enjoys Crossfit, following politics and current events, and DIY home improvement.

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.