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Puget Sound Sister District volunteers work with campaigns to help with fundraising, phonebanking, canvassing, textbanking, and writing postcards. If you got this far you probably already know that the Sister District Project is all about giving those of us in blue areas a chance to support great candidates for state elections across the US where our help can make a real difference.
This year the Sister District Puget Sound is supporting two candidates (TBD) in North Carolina. From Barb: I gotta’ say I love NC and I’m so excited our team gets to help out that lovely state! For more info on why NC and what’s been going on there, see the North Carolina page.
We're working on getting some virtual happenings going, but please bear with us as we figure out this new way of working.
At a high level, we’ll be starting out with early money fundraising and them moving on to phonebanking, postcards, letters, and texts deeper into the summer when campaigns will be ready with the info for us. There will be lots of opportunities to join in, so keep you peepers pealed for the newsletter, which will highlight the up-coming activities.
CANCELED: Code Blue Action Evening March 19 Thursday 5:30 – 8:00: at the Mosaic Coffeehouse
If you’re up for an evening of action, the Sister District Puget Sound is joining forces with Code Blue to call Arizona voters. Bring your phone, laptop or tablet and cords, and if you can, $3 to donate to the space and some snacks.
Our District Captains will also bring some postcards and letters to send to PA as part of a research project to determine which works best. If you’re into supporting research, please come help out with that effort!
CANCELED: Tuesday March 24 6:30-8:00 Eastside Meaningful Movies presents Suppressed: The Fight to Vote at East Shore Unitarian Church
If you’re on the eastside, come out and see this short, but powerful documentary about voter suppression by Brave New Films. There’s a potluck starting at 5:30 where some of our District Captains will be available to chat. Then Bridget Barns will do a short presentation about how what the Sister District does dovetails with the fight to vote.
CANCELED: Monthly Meeting April 5th 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing
Get a sneak preview of the candidates Sister District Puget Sound will support this season! We’ll also be ready to discuss why we’re so excited to be supporting North Carolina... what’s been happening there and how we can make a difference from way over here in the Puget Sound.
Friday May 1st 7:00 – 9:00 May Day Fundraiser
This is going to be a critical fundraiser for our candidates. Early money is essential to getting a campaign off the ground and running effectively. Please come, enjoy the atmosphere, and we hope you’ll be willing and able to contribute to FLIP NORTH CAROLINA BLUE!
Sunday May 3rd 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing
We district captains would love to meet you all so if you’ve never come to a meeting, please consider coming this month. We’ll be talking about the importance of early money for state race campaigns and how even small donations can make a big impact on such races.
Sunday June 7th 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing
The topic of discussion for June is Gerrymandering… what it is, how it started, and strategies to defeat it in the current environment.
Sunday July 5th 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing
What’s “Reverse Coattails” anyway!? Let’s talk about how working on down-ballot races can effect congressional and presidential races… Oh yes it can!
Sunday August 2nd 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing
This month we’ll hear about what happens when a state chamber flips blue! We flipped Virginia last – hear about the encouraging stories coming out of Blue Virginia!
Sunday September 6th 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing
Phonebanking… why, how, when and where. Calling voters turns out to be the second best way to get voters out to the polls from canvasing. And, now that you mention it, we’re planning to coordinate with a group that will organize canvassing in our sister districts! Stay tuned for details.
Sunday October 4th 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing
Let’s talk about ways we can GOTV (Get Out The Vote) from afar, and about what we can do about voter suppression. The vote will be fast approaching and we’ll want to be prepared to help in any way we can.
Sunday November 1st 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing
At this month’s meeting we’ll explore relaxation techniques. Breathe. Just breathe.
In addition to all our volunteers, there's a smaller group who are District Captains. We meet regularly during campaign season to help coordinate activities, keep up with social media, and send weekly updates to the rest of our volunteers. Don't hesitate to contact your SDP Puget Sound District Captains if you have any questions or would like to become a District Captain!
Bridget Burns, a founding member of Sister District Puget Sound, was born, raised, and still lives in South Seattle. When not working to flip state legislative races BLUE across the country, she is working in early childhood education by day, walking Seward Park by early morning and spending time with friends and family by evening.
Roz Ray is a writer and carpenter, born and raised in the Seattle area. While she's always been politically active, she never thought she would get into organizing, but here it is three years later, and she's still huffing and puffing about state legislative races in between fixing houses, writing weird stories, and watching re-runs of The Great British Baking Show.
Jilda Nettleton, born near Syracuse, NY, has been living on the west coast since 1990. She started out with Sister District while living in Pacifica, CA with the CA Peninsula chapter and is now happy to be volunteering with the Puget Sound chapter since 2018. Jilda is also involved with North Seattle Progressives, Wallingford Indivisible, League of Women Voters, Snohomish County as well as trying to find time to be a breast cancer advocate. When she's not busy "destroying the country with her leftist propaganda"; Jilda is either A) driving her children somewhere while listening to podcasts, B) staring at the fridge trying to decide what's for dinner, or C) attending to the demands of 4 cats.
Barb Elliott lives near the Zoo and runs our welcome wagon, website, and newsletter. When she’s not gardening (with a special love of BLUE flowers) she enjoys playing old-time music (it’s better than it sounds), and watching her husband cook lovely dinners.