In 2018, Sister District directed resources to 32 state legislative candidates in 9 states where we could flip chambers blue, hold chambers blue, or make inroads into badly gerrymandered states. We narrowed huge political gaps created by years of Republican control, putting Democrats on a trajectory to win even more power in 2020 and draw fairer maps in 2021.
We shifted power by electing 16 Democrats to key state chambers ahead of 2021 redistricting.
We drove progress for Democrats up and down the ballot.
Padma Kuppa will be the first Indian-American woman in the Michigan state legislature.
Some states have laws that restrict Sister District’s ability to offer this full array of services. In 2018, Maine was an important state for Democrats because the Democrats only needed to flip one Senate seat in order to flip the chamber blue. Although we couldn’t offer our most robust support to candidates in Maine, we believed it is important to highlight a few additional significant state legislative races and provide information and tools for volunteers to get involved where they could.
We highlighted four candidates in Maine in 2018: