November 5, 2019 is Election Day

It’s Time to Flip Virginia Blue

From gun violence prevention to the Equal Rights Amendment, the narrow Republican majority in Virginia has prevented meaningful reforms that the Commonwealth desperately needs. But after the historic “blue wave” of 2017, we’re just 4 seats away from flipping the entire legislature blue.

Let’s finish the job in Virginia this year, and then let’s do it everywhere else.

A slate of Virginia candidates
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Impeachment is Happening

But we have work to do right now.

We all wish Donald Trump wasn’t president. But with the Senate still in the hands of Republicans, and impeachment historically unpopular, there’s no guarantee the proceedings will lead to him being removed from office. With chaos and instability at the federal level, we must re-commit to building lasting Democratic power the only surefire way: by electing Democrats up and down the ballot.

Meet Our Featured Candidate

Tammy Savoie | Louisiana

Tammy retired from the Air Force in 2016 and returned home to New Orleans where she was dismayed to find that Louisiana was consistently ranked #50 out of 50 states in nearly all quality of life indices. She chose to run for office because she could not very well look at the state of my state and not take action.

Read an exclusive interview with Tammy how her 38+ years in the military had trained her to keep going when things get tough, and why she is committed to making the changes the state needs.

Learn more about Tammy!

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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.

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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.

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.