We won big in Virginia and Washington state. But there's no time to rest. We're already planning ahead for next year, and many state legislative chambers are within 1 to 4 seats of flipping (or holding) blue. Let's use this momentum to kickstart the states in 2018!

Your dollars will help us:

  • Double the number of races we support
  • Grow new teams of volunteers on the ground
  • Develop new training, education, and ways to share knowledge
  • Expand our online reach for recruitment and awareness
  • Improve our tech platforms and keep them free to use

The Sister District Project is a grassroots organization that seeks to harness the passion, creativity, and dollars from deeply blue areas and channel it to areas where Democrats aren’t fairly represented at the state level. We "sister" blue places with purple places to turn the map blue. 

Since launching in the wake of the 2016 elections, the Sister District Project has grown to over 25,000 volunteers across the country. Our volunteers raised more than $350,000 in small-dollar cash donations directly for our candidates in 2017, plus another $350,000 in partnership with allied organizations. We made over 81,000 phone calls, wrote 40,000 postcards, knocked on 30,000 doors, and sent 185,000 text messages. 

We’re developing partnerships on the national and local levels with Indivisible, Swing Left, Flippable, Adopt-a-State, MarchOn, Together We Will, Solidarity Sundays, along with countless other progressive organizations and local groups.

We’re also proud to be an organization founded and led by women, including women of color. Four out of five of us quit our jobs to be with Sister District full time.

We focus on state races because:

  • States are critical to securing fairly drawn districts and fighting back against gerrymandering and voter suppression
  • States are incubators of strong progressive policies and leaders
  • State level campaigns are often small and under-nourished—our volunteers' dollars and hard work can have an outsized impact

How we do it:

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

  • You sign up to be a volunteer with Sister District at our website, www.sisterdistrict.com.
  • We connect you with your home district team, which is led by volunteer District Captains.
  • 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.
  • You work together with your local team to fundraise, phonebank, postcard, textbank and, if you can, travel to the Sister Race community to knock on doors and get out the vote.

Contribution Rules

  • 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
  • You are at least eighteen years old
  • 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
  • You are a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder
  • 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
  • Contributions or gifts to Sister District Project are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purpose

If you would like to donate by check, please email info@sisterdistrict.com.


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    “I support Kickstart the States in 2018 because we need to elect a Congress that will work for the benefit of all & fulfill its role as a co-equal branch of the federal govt.”

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    “The Blue Wave is in motion. Let's keep it going forward until it's a tsunami.”

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    “This is a wonderful educational and fundraising tool!”

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    “We need folks in Congress who represent ALL the people, not just rich white men.”

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    “I endorse Kickstart the States in 2018 because working with Sister District is amazing and it will provide an opportunity for everyone to have an equal voice in our democracy.”

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    “This is how we take back democracy in this country- state elections are essential to stop gerrymandering.”

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    “Sister District saved my sanity in 2017 and I am so excited for 2018!”

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