- 97% of respondents rated SDP’s support superior to other national organizations offering support this cycle.
- 68% of respondents gave SDP a perfect rating of 10 compared to other national organizations they worked with this cycle, indicating that they felt that SDP was the best of the groups that offered support to their campaign.
Candidate Satisfaction with SDP
“Sister District was vital to helping us accomplish our fundraising goals… Not only that, but they filled the gaps in our field program, helping us to reach out to voters who would typically not receive much communication from us… I truly believe those two things helped us to not only win, but win BIG.”
– Jaime Reimers, campaign manager (Winnie Brinks, MI-SD29)
“The benefits of field work in postcards, phone calls and actually knocking on doors was beneficial to our overall field program. The financial support was more than I ever dreamed. It allowed us to expand our program in ways we never dreamed possible… Sister District’s support made that a reality.”
– Tammy Story (Senator, CO-SD16)
“In addition to incredibly successful fundraising efforts (which I cannot understate the value of!), SDP provided enough volunteer support to send postcards to our entire universe of turnout Democrats. Remote volunteering is hard to do, but SDP found highly productive ways to contribute.”
– Kelson Northeimer, campaign manager (Kristin Seale, PA-HD168)
“I’ve worked with dozens of organizations over the years that provide support to candidates. Not only are they [SDP] providing candidates and their teams support that really doesn’t exist for state legislative races, they managed expectations well, and delivered on all of their objectives. The fundraising and digital support early on was crucial in showing to statewide and other national partners the importance of this race.”
– Sheena Kadi, campaign manager (Faith Winter, CO-SD24)
“Sister District offers real, practical support in the areas that matter most to a campaign: finance & field. Many organizations make promises, but Sister District actually delivers.”
– Maxwell Doyle, campaign manager (Tammy Story, CO-SD16)
“I love being connected to the larger community of Democrats throughout the nation who understand how campaigns work, and provide the concrete support we need for field, fundraising, and communications. SDP members don’t mess around – they jump in with both feet and get to work, which is exactly how I like to run my campaigns. SDP is using the power of collective action to reduce the negative impact of gerrymandering in the state of Michigan.”
– Winnie Brinks (Senator, MI-SD29)
As of January 1, 2019, SDP had 76 total teams/affiliates across states. We saw a net gain of 37 new teams and affiliates in 2018.
Email List Growth
*Note: The spike of opt-ins in October 2018 is likely due to a combination of data entry backlog, intentional recruiting through digital ads and partnerships, and strategically-timed media appearances by SDP leadership.
Our list of actively subscribed members grew by nearly 15,000 in 2018: List Demographics
*Note: Statistics come from a TargetSmart list match as of 11/29/18 where 24,662 contacts matched (the remaining contacts did not match for various reasons).
Our email list includes volunteers from all 50 states, as well as the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. The states with the most signups, in descending order, are:
- New York
We conducted a feedback survey with our team leaders to gauge enthusiasm and morale among our teams. We found that most teams are highly satisfied with their candidates and contributions to our mission.