2020 Is our Last Chance

We can end gerrymandering, build progressive power, and help
defeat Trump — all by getting Democrats elected to state legislatures.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Our Hearts are Broken

Words from our founder, Rita Bosworth:
The world stopped spinning on its axis for a moment last week. There are few words to describe what Ruth Bader Ginsberg meant to the progressive community, and what her absence will mean for the future of this country.

This is an incredible loss at an incredibly precarious moment in our history. And the weeks ahead are going to be even tougher than expected. But know this: the future is not written yet.
Read more from Rita.

Over $1M in Just 6 Months

This month, the Sister District community exceeded $1 million in donations to our 2020 candidates. This is the power of the grassroots.

So far this year, we have raised an average of nearly $30k per candidate, and our average donation size is just $31. We are doing exactly what we set out to do – make a massive, outsized impact in these critical 39 state legislative races that will shape politics for years to come.

But our work doesn’t end here. With your support, we can go even bigger and expand our candidate services!

Featured Candidate: Brittney Rodas

Brittney is running for election for Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, District 105. Brittney knows how the state legislature works and is ready to jump in.  She has served as a policy and research analyst at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where her role gave her responsibility for legislative drafting, policy analysis and constituent and stakeholder service. While at the Capitol, Brittney focused on a wide range of policy issues ranging from health and human services to liquor control. Read more in the exclusive interview!

As a State Representative, Brittney’s primary focus will be on increasing the minimum wage and securing fair paying jobs for all skill levels, government reform, quality education and providing adequate resources for healthcare and mental health services

Candidate Page | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Meet our Wave 4 candidates:

House of Representatives
District 67

House of Representatives
District 126

House of Representatives
District 160

House of Representatives
District 109

State Senate
Legislative District 17

Our 2020 States

We’re going huge in the 9 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.

Volunteers from Washington, DC hold a Sister District sign

Find Your Team

All across the country, we are hard at work!

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.

Why Become a Donor

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

Individual contributions from people like you make up over 75% of our operating budget.

No amount of support is too small, and your help is crucial to allowing us to keep doing this critical work.

How It Works

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.

What You'll Do

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.

Elizabeth Warren agrees!
States legislatures are important because:

  1. States are critical to securing fairly drawn districts and fighting back against gerrymandering and voter suppression.
  2. States are incubators of strong progressive policies and leaders.
  3. State level campaigns are often small and under-nourished—our volunteers' dollars and hard work can have an outsized impact.
Going from Red to Blue

About Sister District

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.