The Sister District Project works to turn states blue by winning state legislative elections. We “sister” volunteers from deep blue districts with carefully targeted races in swing districts, where flipping control of the state legislature will help end partisan gerrymandering.
Since launching in the wake of the 2016 elections, the Sister District Project has grown to over 40,000 volunteers across the country. Our volunteers have raised over $1.1 million in small-dollar donations directly to candidates, and reached out to over 1 million voters via phones, doors, postcards, and texts. For a more detailed look at our work last year, check out our 2018 Impact Report.
Sister District works to ensure that all Americans have equal representation and our government works for all people, not just the minority in power. We organize volunteers into local teams based on where they live, and “sister” this deep blue energy with swing districts across the country to support strategic state races that matter. We are open to volunteers and candidates of all genders.
We have partnerships on the national and local levels with Indivisible, Swing Left, Flippable, One Vote at a Time, MarchOn, Together We Will, Solidarity Sundays, EMILY’s List, and Emerge, 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.
The Sister District Project activates the power, passion, and creativity of volunteers to win elections and turn states blue.
By 2020, the Sister District Project will lead the movement to turn state legislatures blue and ensure fair redistricting by empowering an enduring community of volunteers who are formidable in their ability to help Democrats win elections.
Integrity: We believe in doing what is right even when nobody else is looking.
Strategy: We are thoughtful and deliberate in forming our plans, setting our priorities, and deploying our resources, always ensuring that they advance us toward our goals.
Kindness: We work collaboratively and treat people both inside and outside our organization with respect and generosity.
Creativity: True to our scrappy beginnings, we encourage innovation and ingenuity at all levels.
Tenacity: We move forward with a curious and problem-solving attitude, and we do not give up.