January 2021 Talking Points
Violence in the Capital
The attacks on our capital are terrifying and unacceptable—our full official statement can be read here. Our first priority is always your physical and mental health – to all of you in the DC area, please stay safe. Secondly, we encourage everyone to unplug from social media as necessary. But, if you do feel inclined to post on social media, please follow these tips:
- Please do not retweet, repost, or share pictures or video of the violence, or share information that is not from reputable news sources. It is critical to avoid glorifying the actions of these domestic terrorists or unintentionally spreading misinformation.
- Instead, create a post of text that denounces the violence. In your post, you can also include how you are thinking of our elected officials who are in the building.
Sister District will not be reposting any pictures or videos of the violence occurring in our Capitol. We denounce all forms of violence, and we will continue to be outspoken about our support for our democracy.
The scene at the Capitol is terrifying and unacceptable. We are thinking of our friends in the D.C. area and our elected officials who are frightened and are sheltering in place.
A peaceful transition of power is a necessary part of our democracy. We will continue to fight for our democracy and to protect our fundamental rights.
Additional language from our partners:
What we’re seeing is an attack on our country, on our people, brought on by a president who refuses to accept that millions of us turned out to stand with and for each other and elect Joe Biden by overwhelming margins. This is what terrorism looks like: an angry mob of armed white people inside of our Capitol, threatening our government, including the very Republican leaders complicit in this attack. This is happening because of the encouragement of some Republicans and the silence of others who fed lies about this election in order to undermine the will of the people and desperately attempt to hold onto power they clearly do not deserve.
2020 Impact Report
We are thrilled to share our official 2020 Impact Report. In 2020, Sister District supported 45 races in 9 states. We grew to over 50,000 volunteers across the country, raised over $1.8 million for our candidates, and reached out to over 1.2 million voters in critical swing states. We encourage you to proudly share this report with your teams and other contacts – together, we achieved something great.
Flipping the Senate
It’s official – with two new Senators from Georgia, Democrats now have a federal trifecta! The wins in Georgia are because of long term grassroots organizing led by Black women and BIPOC. Stacey Abrams, Black Voters Matters, and countless other organizations have led this fight, and we are proud to celebrate our victories together.
However, these wins also mean that Republicans will start organizing for 2022 immediately. We don’t have a moment to lose – this is an important moment to start re-engaging your existing volunteers and supporters and recruiting new ones.
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For the first time since 2011, Democrats will control the House, Senate and White House.
While we are ecstatic, we also know bold and deliberate grassroots organizing led us to this moment. Celebrate, get some rest, and let’s get ready for our next fight. Join us: www.sisterdistrict.com/volunteer
Our work doesn’t stop in Georgia or other states now that we’ve had significant wins.
The wins in Georgia are because of dedication, time, and energy led by Black women. We must continue to follow their lead and organize year-round.
Join us: www.sisterdistrict.com/volunteer
It took Stacey Abrams 10 years to build progressive power in Georgia. What does that mean to us? Don’t give up on down-ballot Democrats who didn’t win this year.
It is going to take all of us to build progressive power. We are in this fight for the long haul, will you join us? www.sisterdistrict.com/volunteer
Candidates and Sister District news
Candidates in the News
Our newly-elected candidates are being sworn into their new offices! We encourage you to keep an eye out on social media and local news for our candidates-elect swearing-in ceremonies, and share or re-post the news.
If you would like to keep up to date with our newly-elected candidates, please follow them on their new social media profiles:
The dates for our states are:
- Wisconsin-January 4, 2021
- Minnesota-January 5, 2021
- Pennsylvania-January 5, 2021
- Arizona-January 11, 2021
- Georgia-January 11, 2021
- Texas-January 12, 2021
Check out the Social Squad Toolkit for more!
- Join the Social Media Squad!
- Check out the Sister District blog for more articles from staff, candidates, and guest authors.
- The Sister District Asset Library is a one-stop shop for images and messaging to share on social media.
And our Resource Library has even more information, guidelines, and resources for Sister District volunteers.