Shanda is a working mother, a small business owner, an attorney, a proud public school graduate and the first in her family to obtain a college degree. Shanda understands, first hand, the struggles, and hardships faced by working families and small business owners in Mississippi.
Read an exclusive interview with Shanda about how her victory would help break the Republican supermajority in Mississippi and add another strong female voice to our state capitol. Although women comprise more than 50 percent of Mississippi’s population, only approximately a dozen of the 122 House of Representatives seats are held by women.
Get to know all of our candidates on our Candidates Page.
Sister District teamed up with EMILY's List for a joint weekend of action! Check out photos of phonebanking, postcarding, canvassing, and textbanking!
Larry Barnett, Candidate for Virginia's HOD District 27: I worked as a licensed mental health professional in Chesterfield County for more than 30 years. As Director of Emergency Services for the Chesterfield County Mental Health Department, I’ve seen firsthand our mental health crisis here in Virginia.
Last night Sister District joined the Cleantech Party, NextGen, and the League of Conservation Voters for a fundraiser that raised over $100,000 for Virginia state legislative candidates who have a proven record of fighting for the environment. Check out a recap of the event and photos!
Join Sister District New York at a fundraiser for Shelly Simonds & Wendy Gooditis! Meet Shelly and Wendy IN PERSON, enjoy performances by cast members from Broadway's Hadestown, and bid on a range of exciting auction items.
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.
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.