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Gaby Goldstein

Gaby Goldstein

States & Stats Newsletter 5/16: Just In – Results from Our Battleground Survey on Ballot Roll-Off
Sharing the key findings from our roll-off survey, conducted in partnership with Data for Progress. ...
May 16, 2024
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Sister District

Sister District

Announcing our 2024 Wave 1 Candidates
We are proud to publicly announce our support of eight dynamic, inspiring candidates from five criti...
April 24, 2024
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Gaby Goldstein

Gaby Goldstein

States & Stats Newsletter 4/15: Tiny Margins, Massive Impacts – Why Does A Little Roll-Off Matter A Lot?
Exploring the tiny margins that result in state legislative outcomes, demonstrating why even a littl...
April 15, 2024
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Gaby Goldstein

Gaby Goldstein

States & Stats Newsletter 3/24: What is Roll-off and Why Do We Care?
Discover how ballot roll-off impacts progressive state power. Sister District's research delves into...
March 19, 2024
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Gaby Goldstein

Gaby Goldstein

2024 Sister District Political Strategy
Heading into a pivotal presidential election year, Sister District is thrilled to unveil our 2024 st...
February 26, 2024
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Juliet Eastland

Juliet Eastland

Why States Matter: Candidates & Coattails
The “coattails” or “down-ballot” effect is a phenomenon whereby voters who vote for a top-ti...
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Juliet Eastland

Juliet Eastland

Why States Matter: Abortion & Gerrymandering in Ohio
Here’s a conundrum for you: 30 percent of our fellow Americans believe abortion should be legal in...
January 17, 2024
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Sister District

Sister District

2023 Virginia Elections: Sister District Recap
Democrats flipped the House of Delegates and defended the majority in the State Senate in Virginia i...
November 8, 2023
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Juliet Eastland

Juliet Eastland

Why States Matter: Virginia v. Environment
Ah, summer! 2023: the season of Barbie, farm-stand tomatoes, supermoons, and the Apocalypse. Raging ...
September 11, 2023
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Bela Tringali

Bela Tringali

Empowering Grassroots Change: 2023 State Bridges Impact Stories
In 2023, the State Bridges Program supported 8 grassroots organizations who are building sustained p...
August 22, 2023
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Gaby Goldstein

Gaby Goldstein

Jillian Evans

Jillian Evans

Insurrectionist Accountability: Texting Voters about Candidate Participation in the January 6 Insurrection
This study tested the effect of receiving a text message about their local state house or senate can...
August 8, 2023
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Gaby Goldstein

Gaby Goldstein

Jillian Evans

Jillian Evans

How Much Handwriting Matters? Measuring Downstream Effects of Postcards to Voters
This investigation measured the downstream (general election) effects of sending completely handwrit...
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Gaby Goldstein

Gaby Goldstein

Jillian Evans

Jillian Evans

Values-Matched Messaging Replication: Holding Anti-Abortion Legislators to Account
Abstract: This study tested the effect on turnout of receiving a handwritten postcard highlighting t...
July 19, 2023
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Juliet Eastland

Juliet Eastland

Why States Matter (More Than Ever): SCOTUS Saves Us, Sort Of
Phew! A close call, but our tottering democracy lives to see another day: last week, in Moore v. Har...
July 10, 2023
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Sister District

Sister District

Announcing our 2023 Wave 2 Candidates
We are thrilled to introduce our second wave of candidates for 2023! Our next six candidates of 2023...
July 5, 2023
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Why do state legislatures matter for enacting progressive change nationwide? What issues matter to Sister District candidates? Can Democratic majorities end gerrymandering, defend voting rights, protect reproductive rights, enact climate action? Does volunteering to phonebank, canvass, or write postcards to voters make a difference?

These are important questions and we’re here to shed some light on these pressing issues, as well as keep you up to date on upcoming elections and important developments. Our talented team includes lawyers, academics, advocates, community leaders, and many others who contribute their skills and brainpower to building Democratic representation in state legislatures. We discuss these important issues, interview our candidates, talk about current events, and share our research findings. 

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Research and Experiments

Our very own Dr. Mallory Roman and Co-Founder/Attorney Gaby Goldstein break down the Sister District Action Network’s research concerning civic engagement, voter messaging, and much more. Dr. Mallory Roman earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Duke University. Gaby Goldstein studied at the Boston University School of Law and earned her Ph.D. in Health Policy at the Univ. of California, Berkeley.

Political Strategy

Where data and research meet with passion and experience. Building progressive power in state legislatures can be done and we’ll show you how! Jump in to learn more about how we organize and mobilize voters nationwide for the 2022 midterms, even in traditionally “red states”  like Texas and Georgia.

Thought Leadership

Hear from our lead Strategists, Attorneys, Researchers, Organizers, and Communications experts. What are they seeing? What do they want people to know about state elections and building progressive power?

Candidates and Races

Candidates and campaign field managers discuss pressing issues, policy matters, and also gain insight into the real person running for public office, not just the politician.

Policy and Issues

Reproductive Rights? Voting Rights? Supreme Court rulings? Policy seems to be changing daily! What does it mean and what can you do? Here we discuss developing policy matters and why what happens in one state matters in another.

From the field

Hear firsthand accounts from organizers, candidates, volunteers, and political strategists working with the public and on the political front lines. Why do they do this work, what do they love about it, and what advice do they have?