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!

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.

Next year, we want to double the number of races we support, hire more field organizers, recruit more volunteers, grow new local teams, and develop better training and methods to share knowledge from community to community, and activist to activist. 

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!

  • 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!”

  • Francis Benitez endorsed

    “I'm looking for different options”

  • 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!”

  • Kavita Batra endorsed

    “It is time for us to band together. Our brains, our persistence, our sense of equality and justice and our compassion will return us to the path of progress and deter the destructive path we are on.”

  • Deanna Bayer endorsed

    “I endorse Sister District because they worked so hard for victory in Prince William County Virginia. They volunteered for months. They kept working to have winners in VA. They are friendly. They are consistent. They are dedicated. Love them.”

  • Michael Fairbairn endorsed

    “We all need to do our part to keep the Blue Wave going!”

  • Marni Rubin endorsed

    “Sister District is an amazing organization with a strategic plan to help take our country back.”

November 7, 2017

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

  • 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

  • Joseph Welch endorsed

  • Arlene Saxonhouse endorsed

  • David Wallace endorsed

  • Kavita Batra endorsed

    “It is time for us to band together. Our brains, our persistence, our sense of equality and justice and our compassion will return us to the path of progress and deter the destructive path we are on.”

  • Kathy Deitsch endorsed

  • Mary S Smith endorsed

  • Deanna Bayer endorsed

    “I endorse Sister District because they worked so hard for victory in Prince William County Virginia. They volunteered for months. They kept working to have winners in VA. They are friendly. They are consistent. They are dedicated. Love them.”

  • Michael Fairbairn endorsed

    “We all need to do our part to keep the Blue Wave going!”

  • Marni Rubin endorsed

    “Sister District is an amazing organization with a strategic plan to help take our country back.”

  • Gigi Shames endorsed

    “Wonderful!!”

  • Lisa Auer endorsed

    “Sister District is doing great work! The election results this week gave me a much-needed morale boost, and we need to get ready for 2018!”

  • Asha Dornfest endorsed

    “Sister District had immense success funneling grassroots support to 2017 state Democratic candidates across the country. I'm chipping in $10/month to help them kickstart their efforts for 2018. Join me and let's work together to turn state houses blue.”

  • Cristina Medina endorsed

  • Belen Cabot endorsed

  • Chana Mesberg endorsed

    “We have to take back our government in 2018!”

  • Ted Anderson endorsed

    “Support a national agenda that promises a brighter future for us all.”