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Our Team


Denise Lieberman
Director & General Counsel

Denise Lieberman is a nationally recognized voting rights expert and movement lawyer. In addition to coordinating the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition since 2006, Denise spent nearly 15 years in the national voting rights arena, most recently as Director of Power & Democracy at Advancement Project National Office in Washington DC, where she oversaw a $3.2 million program budget for the organization’s voting rights work at the national level and in multiple states. Now back in Missouri full-time, Denise is also Faculty Director of the Voter Access and Engagement Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is an adjunct professor of political science and law. She also serves as a consultant to the Brennan Center for Justice.


A renowned constitutional and civil rights lawyer for 25 years, Lieberman, who also has a degree in communications and journalism, has been at the forefront of voting rights debates in her home state of Missouri and across the country, presenting testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Voting Rights Advancement Act, and serving as attorney of record in some of the nation’s most high profile and impactful voting rights cases over the last decade.

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Regional Coordinators

MOVPC’s team includes regional coordinators in St. Louis, Kansas City, Southwest Missouri and Mid-Missouri, as well as legal and legislative advisors, and communications consultants.

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Working Groups

MOVPC is also led by partnership in working groups including a Disinformtion Commitee; Latinx and Language Access Committee; Disability Access Committee; Policy Working Group, Redistricting Commitee, and others.


Organizational Coalition Members

Action St. Louis
Arch City Defenders
A Red Circle

A.Philip Randolph Institute, STL & KC Chapters
African Methodist Church
AME Zion Church, St Louis
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Omega 

American Association of University Women, Missouri

American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri (ACLU)

Anti-Defamation League Heartland
Bar Assoc of Metro St. Louis, Young Lawyers’ 

Center for Service & Community Engagement, St. Louis University

Center for Social Development, Washington University

Clayton Huddle: Action, Engaged & Informed Missouri Voters

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)

Dance the Vote
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (STL/KC)
Education, Advocacy, Representation, & Leadership for Youth (EARLY)
Empower: Abilities
Empower Missouri
Faith Voices of Southwest Missouri
Guadalupe Centers, KC
Hispanic Bar Association of Metro St. Louis

Indivisible STL
Jackson County Bar Associa/on
Jewish Community Relations Council, Metro St. 

League of Women Voter of Missouri
League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri
League of Women Voters of Columbia/Boone 

League of Women Voters of Metro St Louis

League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties

Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU)
Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council
Missouri Asian American Youth Foundation
Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE)
Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council

Missouri Faith Voices
Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
Missouri Jobs with Justice
Missouri National Education Association
Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services

Missouri Sierra Club
Missouri NAACP
Missouri Women’s Political Caucus
Mitchell Resource Center for Social Services
Momentum: Missouri Moving Forward
Mound City Bar Association (local NBA affiliate)
National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Organization for Black Struggle
Our Revolution

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Missouri
Repertory Theater of St. Louis
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), MO/KS State Council
Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet
Southwest Missouri Voter Protection Coalition
St. Francis Xavier College Church
St. Louis Area Worker Rights Board
St. Louis Area Voter Protection Coalition
St. Louis Area Voting Initiative
Stinson LLP

Voter Access and Engagement Initiative,
Washington University
Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice

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