Category: From the Field

2018 Sister District Impact Report

2018 Sister District Impact Report

In 2018, Sister District had the pleasure of supporting 32 races. Of those races, 25 were full field and fundraising support, 3 were alumna candidates (fundraising only), and 4 were digital-only endorsements. After rigorous program evaluation, the results are in…

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Why Bother with GOTV for Uncontested Primaries?

Why Bother with GOTV for Uncontested Primaries?

As you probably already know, getting out the vote (GOTV) is a critical component of campaigning. But GOTV doesn’t just mean November. Getting out voters for primaries, especially for those candidates “on the bubble,” can be extremely helpful for a number of short and longer term reasons.

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From Click-tavist to Activist: My Journey as a Sister District Project District Captain

From Click-tavist to Activist: My Journey as a Sister District Project District Captain

Leading up to the 2016 election and in those chaotic months afterward, I honed my skills as a prolific click-tavist. I’m not too humble to admit that I achieved elite-level status.

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Phone Banking: Conquering Your Fears, Making a Difference

Phone Banking: Conquering Your Fears, Making a Difference

Until 14, I was too shy to order pizza over the phone. I’ve not met a person who likes phone banking, at first. I know I didn’t. This article is about finding motivation, building skills, and making all the difference by phonebanking.

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Get Out The Vote: Messaging For The Win

Get Out The Vote: Messaging For The Win

There are lots of field tactics to turn out voters, but any industry insider will tell you that a method is only as good as your message. In this post we review current recommendations for GOTV messaging, and research-based recommendations for messaging in general.

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Phonebank. It’s worth it.

Phonebank. It’s worth it.

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.”

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