State Voices Florida develops the infrastructure, executes the joint strategies, and employs new tools and technology to assure a government that is more responsive to the needs of our constituencies.
We envision a more representative democracy here in Florida, one where communities of color have electoral representation that matches their population in the state, thereby increasing people-centered policies and wins that positively impact these communities.
Originally envisioned in 2001, State Voices Florida was created to encourage cooperation among nonpartisan civic engagement organizations throughout the state. The “state table” has existed in several iterations throughout the years, but its core purpose remains unchanged to this day.
SVFL believes that centering the leadership, experiences, voice, and votes of Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color (BIPOC), women, low-income and young people is the path to power and a thriving democracy.
This work requires vision, cooperation, and long-term strategic planning, as the goal of full participation by marginalized communities cannot be achieved through one election cycle, one legislative fight, or one campaign.
Together, partners build the power needed to break down barriers to civic participation, restore confidence in government, engage historically marginalized populations, and recenter public discourse on racial and socioeconomic justice.
Real, lasting change is driven by authentic voices within the communities that our state table serves. As a support organization, State Voices Florida’s work centers the experience of activists and organizers around historically underrepresented and marginalized communities to build unified coalitions for progressive victories throughout the Sunshine State.