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Since March 5, we have been working directly with our volunteer leaders to provide guidelines and recommendations for keeping safe and continuing our work.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, we have asked them to postpone, move to virtual, or cancel any in-person events through May 10th. This date may change as the situation evolves.
As any true organizer knows, we never give up—we get creative! We have launched a comprehensive plan for our volunteers that includes guidelines, trainings, how-to’s, and other resources to help volunteers adapt to organizing under social distancing. All public resources will be available on our new Virtual Organizing Hub, which we will update continuously.
Our top 7 recommendations for staying healthy, sane, and still getting Democrats elected during the coronavirus outbreak.
From tiny desk concerts to remote yoga classes, some fun ideas to bring a little pizazz to your virtual events while we adapt to social distancing.
Virtual parties can have hidden benefits for grassroots organizers, especially when it comes to phonebanking.
We’re going huge in the 10 states that matter most to end gerrymandering and put a Democrat in the White House. Each of these states fits one of our strategic buckets of blue flips, blue holds, and blue inroads. We have also weighted our strategy toward states with important U.S. Senate and congressional races, and states where it is crucial to win Electoral College votes.
We know our model works in state races—now we’re scaling it to defeat Trump, too. No matter who the nominee is, we will be supporting superstar state legislative candidates who will connect with voters on local issues, and drive turnout up and down the ballot.
Looking to connect directly with your local Sister District team? Find them in our teams directory. We’re growing new teams all the time, so check back often. Or, if you’re interested in starting one, please contact us! It’s not hard, and we’ll help you every step of the way. If you’re not sure, find out more about how our volunteers help get Democrats elected first.
When you become a donor to the Sister District Project, you will be supporting our full-time, year-round work to:
1. Scale and strengthen our volunteer recruitment, training, and mobilization
2. Provide robust campaign services to our endorsed candidates and their staff
3. Spread the word about Sister District’s work via press and social media campaigns
4. Develop technology infrastructure to support and empower our volunteer teams
No amount of support is too small, and your help is crucial to allowing us to keep doing this critical work.
1. First, sign up. Then, we connect you with a team of volunteers who live near you, led by a group of volunteer District Captains.
2. We handpick a small number of strategic state legislative races—probably in a different state—and assign your team to 2-3 of those races.
3. You work with your local team to fundraise, phonebank, postcard, textbank and, if you can, travel to knock on doors and get out the vote.
Sister District teams act as an expansion of campaign's field and fundraising programs. That means you'll be writing postcards to voters, canvassing, phonebanking, textbanking, and raising money on behalf of amazing Democratic candidates. But more importantly, we believe long-term activism isn't possible without building an activism community, full of real connections and real relationships. At Sister District, you'll be part of a creative, innovative, passionate community of fellow activists—and, just maybe, lifelong friends. Learn more about how our volunteers help get Democrats elected.
The Sister District Project works to turn states blue by winning state legislative elections. We are open to volunteers and candidates of all genders.
We have a strategic, targeted focus on critical down-ballot, state races that—if we win—will make it easier to win national elections. We support a portfolio of races, with the strategic goals of (1) flipping Republican-held state chambers (2) holding fragile Democratic majorities in state chambers, and (3) making blue inroads in badly gerrymandered states.