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.

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.