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$750k in Candidate Fundraising

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July 31 2020

Sister District Hits $750K Fundraising Milestone, Set to Reach over $1 Million before 2020 Election

SAN FRANCISCO, CA– Earlier today, the Sister District Project announced that they hit $750,000 in small-dollar donations to support their 2020 candidates and Democratic efforts in the 2020 election. Since the start of the pandemic, the organization has seen massive success in their virtual canvassing efforts across ten battleground states. Most recently, they hosted a virtual discussion panel on Slay The Dragon with big names in the progressive space including Del. Jennifer Carroll-Foy, Dave Daley, and Sam Wang.

“These fundraising numbers aren’t a coincidence—this pandemic has clearly shown that Republicans are unfit to lead our communities, and voters are hungry for change,” said Rita Bosworth, executive director of the Sister District Project. “The growing enthusiasm for Democrats doesn’t just end at the presidential ticket. In key battleground states, we’re seeing a clear liberal shift in voter attitudes and increased support for progressive candidates in down-ballot races. We’re excited to help our 2020 candidates flip important state legislative seats blue in November.”

Sister District has become a powerhouse in flipping legislative seats blue, and is using momentum from previous races to build progressive power across the country.  In 2019, they played a pivotal role in delivering a Democratic trifecta to Virginia for the first time in a quarter of a decade, with eight of their candidates winning their races as well as all of their alumni candidates getting re-elected to their positions. This year, they’re supporting 46 candidates for local office.

Next week, members of Sister District’s leadership team will join leading grassroots organizations at the Training to Win 2020: How to Win During the Pandemic virtual conference.

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The Sister District Project works to turn states blue by winning state legislative elections. We “sister” volunteers from deep blue districts with carefully targeted races in swing districts, where flipping control of the state legislature will help end partisan gerrymandering.

Since launching in the wake of the 2016 elections, the Sister District Project has grown to over 45,000 volunteers across the country. Our volunteers have raised over $2.50 million in small-dollar donations directly to candidates and reached out to over 2.1  million voters via phones, doors, postcards, and texts.