The Sister District Project is a grassroots organization that matches volunteers in safe blue places with strategic state elections throughout the country in order to flip states blue.

We implement national strategy (carefully vetted races, called “Sister Races”) through local action (volunteers organized into home district teams). It’s simple:

  1. You sign up to be a volunteer with Sister District at our website, www.sisterdistrict.com.

  2. We connect you with your home district team, which is led by volunteer District Captains.

  3. We handpick a small number of Sister Races that are winnable (within 5 points in previous elections), strategic (will help flip/hold a legislative chamber), and have a great candidate.

  4. You work together with your local team to fundraise, phone-bank, share on social media and, if you can, travel to the Sister Race community to knock on doors, attend candidate rallies, and help get out the vote.

We focus on state races because:

  • Good state policies turn into good national policies
  • Good state candidates turn into good national candidates
  • States control redistricting, which affects national representation

Winning the states is key to addressing people's every day needs, such as expanding Medicaid and protecting immigrants from unconstitutional policing practices. It is also necessary to win the states in order to shape a more progressive national government.

Support Sister District today

Since November, we have grown to 25,000 volunteers in all 50 states. Our teams have raised almost $200,000 for their candidates, made over 30,000 phone calls, sent over 10,000 postcards, and are continuously canvassing for their candidates.

We won our first Sister Race in February—Stephanie Hansen’s record-breaking win in her bid for the Delaware State Senate. And with our 2017 races in Virginia and Washington, we have the opportunity to flip two chambers blue.

We are working hard to deliver you the means to take effective and meaningful action. Please donate $20 or more today to help us meet our goal of raising $50,000 from you, the people who care most about flipping the states.

All funds raised here will help us scale and formalize the organization, including hiring full-time staff, and adding more resources to support our volunteers, such as developing a comprehensive training program and covering costs and expansions/upgrades to our digital organizing and communications platforms.

Please chip in today so that we can keep working to change red to blue, together!

Contribution Rules

  1. This contribution is made from your own funds, and funds are not being provided to you by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution

  2. You are at least eighteen years old

  3. You are making this contribution with your own personal credit card and not with a corporate or business credit card or a card issued to another person

  4. You are a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder)

  5. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report your name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year and in the case of candidates, election cycle

  6. Contributions or gifts to Sister District Project are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Laura Welch endorsed

    “Sister District partners Democratic congressional districts with districts that are potentially "flippable" from red to blue. SD is concentrating on VA state house races in 2017; VA and NJ are the only states with house or state senate races this year. Come along and help us!”

  • Richard William Barnett endorsed

    “It vitally important to prevent the ability of the Republican Party to force a constitutional congress that would give them the ability to completely restructure the country.”

  • Ruth Hofstatter endorsed

    “I support the Sister District Project because we need to do a concerted grass roots effort to turn around the local and state representation and overcome the gerrymandering and dark money support of conservative and regressive candidates”

  • Margaret Heineman endorsed

    “I hope it will help to defeat the Trump/Republucan goals for the country”

  • William Graham endorsed

    “I believe in a transparent democracy where everyone has the opportunity to be heard.”

  • Bill Marthinsen endorsed

    “I support the Sister District Project because it is a positive step toward creating a political environment we can ALL view with pride.”

  • James Plunkett endorsed

    “Time to get rid of the Bums, The Sister District Project is a great place to start !”

  • Daniel Stoller endorsed

    “REDISTRICT AMERICA. MAKE US ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE AGAIN!”

April 20, 2017

Sister Races are Here!

On April 19, Sister District announced official support for our first wave of nine races that will take place in 2017.  We are thrilled to help these excellent candidates in elections that will make a difference for Democrats.  You can learn more about the candidates at https://www.sisterdistrict.com... 

After the Virginia primary election in June, we will announce our second wave of candidates and assign each team another Sister Race. 

As painful as it is, this is how we are going to take back our government--one seat at a time.  Sister District is doing all the legwork of identifying races that are winnable and strategic with great candidates that are electable; your job is to jump in and support them in whatever capacity you can. 

If you have not yet joined Sister District, please sign up on our website, and encourage your friends to join as well.  There is a local team near you that is meeting, organizing, and making concrete plans to support its Sister Races.  Everyone is welcome, and we hear they are having a lot of fun!

We also want to take a moment to sincerely thank you for your donations.  We are blown away by your support and generosity.  Every dollar we raise helps us sustain our operations and support more races, which will be increasingly important as we get closer to 2018. 

We're excited to show the country that we will not sit idly on the sidelines, and we are thrilled to have you with us.  Heads down, sleeves rolled up, let's do this!









March 12, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Frank Tobia endorsed

  • Ning Xu endorsed

  • Laura Welch endorsed

    “Sister District partners Democratic congressional districts with districts that are potentially "flippable" from red to blue. SD is concentrating on VA state house races in 2017; VA and NJ are the only states with house or state senate races this year. Come along and help us!”

  • Irene Western endorsed

  • Marlys Keoshian endorsed

  • Josh Lipsman endorsed

  • Lisa Ames endorsed

  • Debby Spertus endorsed

  • Richard William Barnett endorsed

    “It vitally important to prevent the ability of the Republican Party to force a constitutional congress that would give them the ability to completely restructure the country.”

  • Caitriona Cooke endorsed

  • Judith B Richardson endorsed

  • Ruth Hofstatter endorsed

    “I support the Sister District Project because we need to do a concerted grass roots effort to turn around the local and state representation and overcome the gerrymandering and dark money support of conservative and regressive candidates”

  • Barbara Suskind endorsed

  • Meredith Smith endorsed

  • Wendy Evje endorsed

  • Avalon Lance endorsed

  • Jordan Sampietro endorsed

  • Margaret Heineman endorsed

    “I hope it will help to defeat the Trump/Republucan goals for the country”

  • Barbara Roberts endorsed

  • andrea cauble endorsed

  • William Graham endorsed

    “I believe in a transparent democracy where everyone has the opportunity to be heard.”

  • Bill Marthinsen endorsed

    “I support the Sister District Project because it is a positive step toward creating a political environment we can ALL view with pride.”

  • Mary Dougherty endorsed

  • Marilyn Salazar endorsed

  • James Plunkett endorsed

    “Time to get rid of the Bums, The Sister District Project is a great place to start !”

  • Kathaleen Grant endorsed

  • Daniel Stoller endorsed

    “REDISTRICT AMERICA. MAKE US ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE AGAIN!”

  • John Miller, MD endorsed

  • Elizabeth Del Porto endorsed

  • EVAN STOVER endorsed