State Voices

Michaela Brown

Executive Assistant

In the role of Executive Assistant, Michaela Brown provides a high level of support to the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and the DC national office.  She also works closely with the Director of Operations on board relations, event management, and many other special projects.

Michaela has a background in grassroots organizing, office management, event planning, and customer relations. She has worked for a number of nonprofits and currently is the Lead Director for Black Leaders Organizing for Change. Before joining State Voices, she worked at the Baltimore Black Worker Center, where she served as their first coordinator and organizer.

Michaela graduated with a BA in History focusing on African American History from Morgan State University. A carnivalista, she can often be found planning her friends next Caribbean carnival destination or dancing to the sounds of Soca, Reggae and Afrobeat while cooking dinner for her loved ones.

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.