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.
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!
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
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.
Learn how Sister District Sonoma County East has reached out to all current members, increased participation by 25% at ZOOM chapter meetings, and refined our data to help identify specific volunteer interests.
Our phone contact rate is up nearly 50% from the average for all of last year. The high contact rate tells us something about this moment: volunteers want to connect.
The bottom line: phonebanking is worth the energy, and we’ve got to do it. It’s not always the most fun, but as Obama said recently, “We shouldn’t expect (politics) to be entertaining all the time… Sometimes you are just in a church basement making phone calls and eating cold pizza.”
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.