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

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

  • carol e sanford endorsed

    “I endorse Kickstart because we need progressive democrats to throw the bums out and hold Trump and his rotten cabinet bent on destruction of everything decent”

  • Arriba Stature endorsed

    “I don't have tons of money to spend on the big elections but I can afford the state level elections. These are the people who set voting laws and go on to be our leaders.”

  • Molly Hermes endorsed

    “I support the Kickstart the States Campaign in 2018 because to take back the Congress in 2018, we need to talk to every voter in every district and elect as many State House Democrats as possible. The States control so much and having every voter energized for every race will give us the boost we need up the ballot as well.”

  • Lisa Peschcke-Koedt endorsed

    “We all care about our country. Everyone counts, everyone votes. Our government should be for everyone.”

  • Judith Lean endorsed

    “Let’s take our country forward with honesty, compassion, equality, inclusion and respect for all.”

  • Kevin Waters endorsed

    “We need to elect progressives at all levels to ensure we're fighting for EVERYONE at ALL levels.”

  • Kim Hetherington endorsed

    “Please join me in supporting Sister District because it was proven so successful in the recent election and can repeat it's success in 2018!”

  • Helena Lee endorsed

    “This Resistance has been proven to work!”

  • Fernando Velloso Neto endorsed

    “Progressives need to focus their energy and efforts where they will have the most impact. This is a great way to do it!”

  • Sarah Ullman endorsed

    “Sister District inspires me. They take potential energy from blue districts and convert it into volunteers and VOTES in red districts. I’m proud to support them!”

November 7, 2017

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

  • Delia Mackey Rudiger endorsed

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  • Nancy Meyer endorsed

  • carol e sanford endorsed

    “I endorse Kickstart because we need progressive democrats to throw the bums out and hold Trump and his rotten cabinet bent on destruction of everything decent”

  • Scott Aferiat endorsed

  • Arriba Stature endorsed

    “I don't have tons of money to spend on the big elections but I can afford the state level elections. These are the people who set voting laws and go on to be our leaders.”

  • Michael Lippman endorsed

  • Molly Hermes endorsed

    “I support the Kickstart the States Campaign in 2018 because to take back the Congress in 2018, we need to talk to every voter in every district and elect as many State House Democrats as possible. The States control so much and having every voter energized for every race will give us the boost we need up the ballot as well.”

  • Lisa Peschcke-Koedt endorsed

    “We all care about our country. Everyone counts, everyone votes. Our government should be for everyone.”

  • Alan Simon endorsed

  • Jonathan Lane endorsed

  • Judith Lean endorsed

    “Let’s take our country forward with honesty, compassion, equality, inclusion and respect for all.”

  • Kevin Waters endorsed

    “We need to elect progressives at all levels to ensure we're fighting for EVERYONE at ALL levels.”

  • Mitali Pattnaik endorsed

  • Audrey Sayes endorsed

  • Dave Dittman endorsed

  • debra jones endorsed

  • Kim Hetherington endorsed

    “Please join me in supporting Sister District because it was proven so successful in the recent election and can repeat it's success in 2018!”

  • Helena Lee endorsed

    “This Resistance has been proven to work!”

  • Deirdre Catalano endorsed

  • Fernando Velloso Neto endorsed

    “Progressives need to focus their energy and efforts where they will have the most impact. This is a great way to do it!”

  • Sarah Ullman endorsed

    “Sister District inspires me. They take potential energy from blue districts and convert it into volunteers and VOTES in red districts. I’m proud to support them!”

  • Francis Benitez endorsed

    “I'm looking for different options”

  • Laura Effinger-Dean endorsed

  • Christopher Wheeler endorsed

  • Sarah Cantor endorsed

  • Susan Rubenstein endorsed

  • Emily Bonelli-Padow endorsed

    “I support Sister District because we need to be strategic!!! This donation is in honor of my daughter’s 3rd bday and her and her friends’ future!”

  • Zachary Kramer endorsed

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