Lacy Dawson, Table Director
Michigan Voice is a state-based collaboration formed to improve long-term coordination and communication among 501(c)(3) civic and voter engagement organizations in Michigan. The collaboration’s nonpartisan mission is to engage traditionally underrepresented and marginalized communities (people of color, single women, youth, and low-income individuals) in the democratic process to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative government. The Michigan Voice collaboration works to reduce bias and discrimination and increase diversity and inclusion. Michigan Voice is a fiscally sponsored project of State Voices.
- Civic Engagement: Establish and/or maintain engagement hubs in Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Flint, Saginaw, and Lansing
- Civic Access/Civic Representation: Support Local Democracy Teams to advance redistricting, reduce money in politics, and increase access to voting
- Skills Trainings: Coordinate trainings in areas like volunteer recruitment and development, organizing, campaign planning, field skills, and technology