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Sister District Puget Sound

Greater Seattle

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Resist from home!

Stay politically engaged while you are socially distant! Join us for online fundraising, trainings, and conversations about important issues.

 

Trivia for Change

Thursdays at 7:15

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More info below

 


Puget Sound Sister District volunteers work with campaigns to help with fundraising and phonebanking. 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.

What’s New

We have our new candidates! We're supporting North Carolina's state houses.

Meet Frances Jackson running for the house in district 45!

Dr. Frances “Vinell” Jackson is running for North Carolina House District 45. Her education, professional experience, community service and values make her the best candidate to represent the citizens of North Carolina’s House District 45. Frances is a dedicated Democrat committed to serving the best interests of her community.

Meet Brian Farkas running for the house in district 9!

Raised in Pitt County, Brian Farkas has the real-world skills necessary to hit the ground running on Day One as the next state representative in District 9. Brian received a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as a Master of Public Administration from the UNC School of Government in Chapel Hill.

Upcoming Events

October


Trivia for Change- North Carolina Edition!

Do you like pub trivia? Do you like getting Democrats elected in state legislative races? Do you lie awake at night wishing you could do both at the same time? Dream no more, friend, for your time is NOW. We here at the Sister District of Puget Sound Fundraising Lab are concocting a series of weekly virtual trivia nights to both divert you from the whirling hurricane of news slapping you in the face every day and save the world at the same time, one trivial factoid at a time. 

 
But how does playing trivia save the world? Easy! Every dollar you donate to play will go straight to our two candidates in North Carolina 
 
 
 
Gee whizz, Sister District, how many times do I get to donate? We are hosting trivia every Thursday night at 7:15 from September 3rd to October 22nd. For the kids at home, that's eight full nights of trivia, with a suggested donation of $10 per night*.  You can donate each time you play or help the campaign by donating $80 for the whole 8 week series!

Golly, that's a good deal. Can I play with my friends? You sure can, champ. Putting a crackerjack team of trivia experts together is as easy as 1-2-3:

1) Reserve your spot right now and tell us that you're a team captain;
2) forward this email to your friends, tell them to register and put you down as their team captain;
3) remind your less punctual friends to register a couple days before the event, so that the trusty Sister District Digital Switchboard Operators have time to sort everybody into groups.  

Aww shucks, what if I don't have any friends? Fear not! We've got plenty of friends to go around. Register below and we'll put you on a team of friendly strangers bursting with all kinds of heretofore useless knowledge. 

The Details: 
Date: September 24th 
Time: Doors open at 7:15 pm PST, Trivia begins promptly at 7:30 pm
***Please register by 2:00 pm on Sept. 24th. All participants must register separately unless they are using the same computer; you will earn our undying love if you register early)
*Suggested Donation: $10/person each week or $80 for the 8 week series

 

Calling All Saturdays! 

Every Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm on Zoom

Register here!

Please join us on any Saturday to call voters on behalf of our two candidates in North Carolina, Dr. Frances Jackson and Brian Farkas. Sign up, and you'll get a confirmation email with info to get you prepared and info on which candidate we'll be calling for that week.

This year calling voters is likely to be our only safe way to get the word out and encourage voters to rally to the cause. Please come and learn how to make calls, how to talk to voters, and make calls to make a difference.

Join us and we'll get you set up. You can even join a veteran caller to listen in and get comfortable with calling.

 

Get Out The Vote Fundraiser with Rita Bosworth

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Join us for a virtual talk and Q&A with Sister District Project Executive Director Rita Bosworth! Rita will share Sister District's plan to get out the vote in the final weeks of this election cycle and answer any questions you have about the states Sister District is focusing on. All proceeds benefit North Carolina state rep candidate Ricky Hurtado.

Suggested Donation: $20.20

About our speaker & candidate:

Rita Bosworth is the founder of Sister District and serves as its Executive Director. She is based in the Bay Area, and before she started Sister District she served as a public defender for 12 years.

Ricky Hurtado is running for North Carolina's State House of Representatives in Alamance County. He is a community leader ready to fight for education and democracy in North Carolina. His county was just identified by FLIP NC as the most flippable house seat for 2020, and on top of that, his race is nested inside North Carolina's 6th Congressional District, which will be up for grabs thanks to a redrawing of the map and the Republican incumbent's decision not to run again.

Every dollar we raise tonight will go towards getting out the vote in a critical county in a critical state. Join us!

 

 

November and beyond - TBD


Our District Captains

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.

 

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