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From the right to vote to same-sex marriage to abortion access, the fight for a progressive future has always been led by grassroots organizers at the state level. State policy becomes national policy, state leaders become national leaders, and states are the bulwark against an activist Supreme Court and chaos at the federal level.
Gifts from community members like you made up more than 90% of our operating budget in 2020.
With over 50,000 volunteers across the nation, we are one of the largest and most effective progressive grassroots organizations in the country.
Help us build progressive power and get Democrats elected in swing states like Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Texas.
You’ll also help support our civic engagement work, like voter registration and working with community-based organizations in our target states. And you’ll do it all while having fun with a community of like-minded activists!
You’ll help Democrats get elected to critical state legislative seats across the country by
And you’ll do it all while having fun with a community of like-minded activists!
Target States: AZ, GA, MI, NC, NV, PA, WI, TX, CO, & WA
Nested Opportunities: Prioritize states with nested competitive Senate, House, and Gubernatorial elections.
Redistricting Commissions: Prioritize states with redistricting commissions, where we expect new maps to be fairer for Democrats.
Incumbent Protection: Invest in fragile incumbents. Incumbent protection has always been a key component of our electoral strategy. We can expect many state legislative Democratic incumbents to face reelection challenges under new maps in Republican-controlled states. We must not lose our hard-won gains.
This analysis explores ‘surge and decline’, at the state legislative level. Surge and decline is a phenomenon where members of the president’s party tend to win seats in congress in the year the president is elected, but tend to lose seats in midterm congressional years.
Downballot roll-off is a phenomenon where people vote for top-of-ticket candidates but then do not vote for downballot offices like state legislature.
From all of us at Sister District, thank you for dedicating your time to save our democracy, for believing in our candidates, and for working toward a brighter future. As a grassroots organization, we know we are nothing without your endless support and hard work.
Whether you’ve been here since the beginning, donated a dollar here or there, or joined a phonebank this year-we want to thank you! Thank you for dedicating your time to save our democracy, for believing in our candidates, and for working toward a brighter future.