State Voices

Marissa Liebling

Deputy Director of Policy

Marissa Liebling serves as State Voices’ Deputy Director of Policy. In this role, Marissa works with the Director of Policy and state tables on affirmative and defensive civic access campaigns, implementation of election reforms, and development of voter protection activities.

Prior to joining State Voices, Marissa led the federal and state policy work at a national voting rights organization. She focused on increasing and improving access to voter registration and the ballot box through advocacy, public education, and providing support to local stakeholders and allies, including State Voices table partners. Marissa previously worked at the state level, leading a diverse coalition of organizations that successfully fought for affirmative voting rights reforms. She also worked on state and federal civil rights litigation.

Marissa earned her J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from The George Washington University. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois. In her free time, Marissa enjoys outdoor adventures and participating in a collective that provides free childcare for grassroots social justice organizations and activities.

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.