On the ground, grassroots organizations work hard to engage Americans in the decision-making processes that affect their lives. Behind those organizations are state tables, which provide crucial tools, resources and coordination that increase groups’ impact. And behind those state tables is State Voices.
We strengthen nonpartisan civic engagement work in the states by strengthening state tables and their grassroots partners. We focus on five primary programs:
MAKING DATA & TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBLE
Cutting-edge organizing technology is changing the way organizations work on the ground. Through state tables and our Tools For All Program, State Voices provides sophisticated civic engagement tools to grassroots organizations in all fifty states at no cost, increasing accessibility to cutting-edge data and technology that transform organizing on the ground.
GROWING STATE CAPACITY FOR CHANGE-MAKING
Our core goal is to build the long-term power of state tables and their partners, cultivating strong tables with excellent leaders that support diverse networks. To do this, we focus on areas and systems fundamental to strong organizations, giving them a solid foundation on which to build their civic engagement programs. And because we know how critical it is to share best practices, we build in important opportunities for cross-state and peer-to-peer learning.
MOBILIZING FUNDING & RESOURCES
We play an integral role in cultivating investments in tables and their partners, driving resources and funding into the states. We’re constantly searching for ways to expand on-the-ground capacity and increase groups’ impact. We work to infuse our states with new resources because new resources mean added growth and strength.
COORDINATING NATIONAL/STATE STRATEGIES & ACTION
Our state tables and their partners work to win civic engagement victories in the states. Doing so means working together, not only at home but with our larger civic engagement community. We strive to achieve synchronicity between national and state efforts, coordinating strategies and action between the national and state levels in order to strengthen state-based organizing.
We’re focused on building a movement where partners accelerate change by actively aligning, discovering and learning from each other. We work to cultivate a community of practice among state tables, partner and allies that fosters learning, information exchange and strong relationships.