It Starts With States

Since 2016, we’ve helped Democrats win 70 state legislative races, enabling them to pass progressive legislation across the country. We’re already looking ahead to our work in 2021 and 2022. Join us!


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What will I do as a volunteer?

You’ll help Democrats get elected to critical state legislative seats across the country by making phone calls to voters, writing postcards, sending text messages, and raising small dollar donations. And you’ll do it all while having fun with a community of like-minded activists!

With over 50,000 volunteers across the nation, we are one of the largest and most effective progressive grassroots organizations in the country.

Our Timeline

SDP's 2020 Timeline of Events

Our Timeline

Our Map


Virginia: Protect and expand the Democratic House majority.
Special Elections: Endorse in strategically valuable special state legislative elections when possible.


Target States: AZ, FL, GA, MI, NC, NH, PA, TX, WI, MN, CO, NV
Nested Opportunities: Prioritize states with nested competitive Senate, House, and Gubernatorial elections.
Redistricting Commissions: Prioritize states with redistricting commissions, where we expect new maps to be fairer for Democrats.
Incumbent Protection: Invest in fragile incumbents. Incumbent protection has always been a key component of our electoral strategy. We can expect many state legislative Democratic incumbents to face reelection challenges under new maps in Republican-controlled states. We must not lose our hard-won gains.

Why Donate?

Gifts from community members like you made up more than 90% of our operating budget in 2020.

No amount of support is too small. Our model is built on the idea of many people doing their part and having a BIG IMPACT together.

United States Capitol Building

Statement on the Violence in the Capitol

We unequivocally condemn the violent attack on our nation’s Capitol this week. We support efforts to remove Donald Trump from office as soon as possible, and it is imperative that all those complicit in this terrorist act be held accountable.


The 2020 Impact Report

This report summarizes our achievements in field and fundraising during the 2020 cycle, as well as the growth of our programs.


Virginia Progressive Legislation that Took Effect 1/1/21

In 2019, Democrats won control of both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly for the first time in nearly 25 years, delivering a Democratic trifecta in the Southern state. Read the highlights of progressive legislation that went into effect this year!