Third Wave of 2020 Candidate Endorsements
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2020
Sister District Announces Third Wave Of Candidate Endorsements In 2020 Elections
WASHINGTON, DC—Earlier today, the Sister District Project announced their third wave of endorsements for candidates across four different states, providing Democrats with more opportunities to build progressive power before redistricting next year. The organization has raised a record-breaking $825,000 in small-dollar donations for their endorsed candidates so far, and is expected to continue this momentum as they head into November.
This wave of endorsements is made up almost entirely of candidates of color, and these candidates are uniquely prepared to address the challenges of our time.
Sister District’s full endorsement list includes:
“We are so excited to endorse a third wave of candidates,” said Rita Bosworth, the executive director of the Sister District Project. “The last six months have shown us how crucial it is to elect candidates of color in state legislatures. Our communities deserve progressive leaders who will help them to weather this time of national crisis, and now more than ever, it’s paramount to support candidates who are ready to lead and create lasting change. Now is the time to usher in a new era of progressive leadership across the country while combating the adverse and racist impacts of Project REDMAP.”
Sister District has become a powerhouse in flipping legislative seats blue, and has grown to a 45,000+ volunteer network since their start in 2016. Last year, 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 have already endorsed 35 candidates across ten battleground states.
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 $2.15 million in small-dollar donations directly to candidates and reached out to over 2 million voters via phones, doors, postcards, and texts.