Learn More About Michigan Voice

Our Mission Statement

HERE TO EDUCATE & SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY

Michigan Voice Staff:

Director

Lacy Dawson

Voting & Election Director

Melanie McElroy

Urban Power Link Field Coordinator

LaShawn Erby

Urban Power Link Field Coordinator

Jia Ireland

Mission, Strategy, and Methodology

Michigan Voice, a fiscally sponsored project of State Voices, is a state-based collaboration of nonprofit 501c3 organizations. The collaboration’s nonpartisan mission is to educate, engage, activate and protect underrepresented and socially responsible communities as it relates to the democratic process. We seek to do our part in helping to champion a democracy where all Americans can and do participate equally in exercising their power to impact the decisions that shape our local, state and federal governments.

Our network supports creative ways to mobilize and empower people across our state and country. We seek to use our voices and our active engagement to push for equity in the decision and policy-making processes that impact our lives. We work to leverage our collective power to catalyze change because we know that by acting together, we accomplish more than acting alone.

Our organizing model includes year-round, year to year, civic engagement processes where active and engagement table partners come together across issues and communities to agree on a common strategy and align their civic engagement for maximum impact. In doing so, we create a thriving community where diverse organizations learn from each other, build trust, cultivate durable relationships and accelerate change.

Our success hinges on 3 key democracy pillars: access, that people can participate, engagement, that people do participate, and representation, that a person’s power is not distorted when they participate. A snapshot of the democracy space in America today shows us that persistent problems with access, engagement, and representation in our democracy have made it impossible for the people “to rule”. The table works on numerous issues such as voter registration, voter education, voter engagement, voter mobilization and voter protection. We also focus our attention on key democracy reforms and processes such as redistricting, the 2020 Census, public policy that affect marginalized communities and election modernization issues. Our value is in our belief in an open inclusive collaboration.

Learn More About Michigan Voice

Our Mission Statement

Mission, Strategy, and Methodology

Michigan Voice, a fiscally sponsored project of State Voices, is a state-based collaboration of nonprofit 501c3 organizations. The collaboration’s nonpartisan mission is to educate, engage, activate and protect underrepresented and socially responsible communities as it relates to the democratic process. We seek to do our part in helping to champion a democracy where all Americans can and do participate equally in exercising their power to impact the decisions that shape our local, state and federal governments.

Our network supports creative ways to mobilize and empower people across our state and country. We seek to use our voices and our active engagement to push for equity in the decision and policy-making processes that impact our lives. We work to leverage our collective power to catalyze change because we know that by acting together, we accomplish more than acting alone.

Our organizing model includes year-round, year to year, civic engagement processes where active and engagement table partners come together across issues and communities to agree on a common strategy and align their civic engagement for maximum impact. In doing so, we create a thriving community where diverse organizations learn from each other, build trust, cultivate durable relationships and accelerate change.

Our success hinges on 3 key democracy pillars: access, that people can participate, engagement, that people do participate, and representation, that a person’s power is not distorted when they participate. A snapshot of the democracy space in America today shows us that persistent problems with access, engagement, and representation in our democracy have made it impossible for the people “to rule”. The table works on numerous issues such as voter registration, voter education, voter engagement, voter mobilization and voter protection. We also focus our attention on key democracy reforms and processes such as redistricting, the 2020 Census, public policy that affect marginalized communities and election modernization issues. Our value is in our belief in an open inclusive collaboration.

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