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Stay politically engaged while you are socially distant! Join us for online fundraising, trainings, and conversations about important issues.
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.
We have our new candidates! We're suppporting 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.
For more info on why NC and what’s been going on there, see the North Carolina page.
... our first virtual event! Hear all about how you can write letters to test which is better at getting voters to register to vote: postcards or letters.
Join us for a Zoom meeting where we'll be joined by Sister District Action Network’s Associate Director of Research, Mallory Roman. We’ll learn more about this research, connect with other volunteers, and have company while you write.
We’ll supply 25 addresses and a pdf of the letter. You supply stamps, envelopes, and you'll out the print letters at home. Oh, and very importantly, you commit to mailing them ON April 27th. Please RSVP here!
Supressed: The Fight To Vote Movie Screening and Discussion
April 17th 8:30 Zoom Meeting - RSVP Here!
April 18th 4:00 Zoom Meeting - RSVP Here!
Plese watch the movie in advance of the meeting. We'll meet via Zoom (it's pretty easy with a laptop) to discuss how Sister District volunteers can help fight for the right to vote. After you RSVP you'll get a link to click at the time of the event.
Friday May 1st 7:30 – 8:30 May Day! Virtual 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 June 7th 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing or Zoom (TBD)
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 or Zoom (TBD)
What’s “Reverse Coattails” anyway!? Let’s talk about how working on down-ballot races can affect congressional and presidential races… Oh yes it can!
Sunday August 2nd 4:30 – 6:00 at Floating Bridge Brewing or Zoom (TBD)
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 or Zoom (TBD)
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 or Zoom (TBD)
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 or Zoom (TBD)
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.