2020 Is our Last Chance

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

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Featured Candidate: Dr. Frances Jackson

Dr. Frances “Vinell” Jackson is running for North Carolina House District 45. Frances cites her dominant values like integrity, loyalty, and commitment. She takes these values seriously as they will guide her service as the representative for District 45. Dr. Jackson has an extensive career in state and local government. She taught High School civics and economics at Hoke County High School. Most recently she served as a Cumberland County Magistrate. Read more in the exclusive interview!

Frances is running to represent the 45th House District because she understand the power of community and believes peoplee deserve healthcare and quality of life. Her platform is focused on people, jobs, education, and the environment.

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Our 2020 States

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.

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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.

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.