State Voices

Marissa Liebling

Director of Policy

Marissa Liebling serves as State Voices’ Director of Policy. In this role, Marissa works to advance equitable access to voting and fair representation in our democracy. She partners with state tables, as well as national organizations, on a variety of issues and campaigns including voting rights, election administration, redistricting, census and other democracy issues.

Prior to joining State Voices, Marissa directed 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. Marissa also has extensive experience at the state level, where she led 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.

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.