WELCOME TO SISTER DISTRICT CA PENINSULA
We created Sister District as a grassroots organization in response to the 2016 elections and their alarming consequences. Democrats are the majority of Americans but Republicans - a minority party - control all three branches of our federal government and 32 of our 50 state legislatures. Our mission is to help Democrats regain control of state legislatures. By doing so, we can reverse gerrymandering and ensure Democrats are fairly represented so that progressive policies can be implemented. The map below shows how we stand now.
Sister District CA Peninsula is the Sister District chapter for members living in the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula region (though we welcome everyone interested in joining us). We are a very active group, with events every month, so we welcome you to become active with us!
About Sister District Project
How did a minority party take over the states? By focusing on state legislative races far more than Democrats, Republicans have won control of state legislatures and have then retained control by creating district voting maps which maximize the power of Republicans' votes and minimize then power of Democrats' votes; this is called gerrymandering. To regain long term control of the House of Representatives and the states, Democrats need to take back control of state legislatures, so Democrats can draw new state district maps after the 2020 census, which maps will remain in place for 10 years.
Sister District is a nationwide effort to harness the energy and creativity of volunteer women and men to help regain Democratic control of the states and the House of Representatives. On the heels of resounding victories by our candidates in Virginia and Florida, we aim to continue flipping red seats blue in 2018 and beyond.
Sister District's selects and supports candidates in strategic, winnable state legislative races, pairing each candidate with chapters whose members provide voter outreach and fundraising.
Click here to read more about how state legislatures determine if we have fair or disproportionate representation of voters in this country.
Click here to learn more about Sister District's mission, organization, and effectiveness (14 of the 15 candidates we supported in elections last year won.)
Join Sister District now!
About Sister District California Peninsula
This year our chapter is supporting Winnie Brinks, who is running for Michigan Senate, District 29 and Claudette Williams, who is running for Pennsylvania House, District 176.
Trump won both Michigan and Pennsylvania by less than 1%, but took all 36 of their combined electoral votes, ultimately winning the presidency with just 34 electoral votes over the required 270. By supporting candidates in Michigan and Pennsylvania, Sister District CA Peninsula is working to ensure Democrats come out in force in these pivotal states.
Learn more about our candidates in the "Our Candidates" tab, above.
Our fundraisers, phone banks, text banks, postcard parties, and meetings not only offer an opportunity to make positive change in our government, but also provide our members access to a great new group of friends! Learn about our events in the "CA Peninsula Activities" tab, above. To see what we've been up to recently, see our most recent newsletter.
Check out the Calendar above for specific dates, information and links for our meetings, voter outreach and fund raising events.
The best way to learn about us is to come to one of our monthly meetings, which are held every second Thursday of the month at 7:00-8:30pm at the Highlands Recreation Center, 1851 Lexington Ave, San Mateo.
You can also find more information about our chapter and the many ways you can participate here on our website, and on our Facebook page, via Twitter, and Instagram.
Sign up with Sister District, then attend an event, host one yourself, give what you can, research our campaigns, and connect with our community of volunteers!