13 Sister District CA Peninsula members, right after our August 4, 2018 phone bank for Claudette Williams, PA176.

13 Sister District CA Peninsula members, right after our August 4, 2018 phone bank for Claudette Williams, PA176.

WELCOME TO SISTER DISTRICT CA PENINSULA

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!

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 two of the three branches of our federal government and 30 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.

[Key: Dark Blue - Democrats retained control of legislature, Light Blue - Democrats gained control, Dark Red ­– Republican control, Light Red - Republicans gained control, Green - divided government, Yellow - divided government established, Black - non-partisan government] Source file: Orser67This file: Pharexia [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons  *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_United_States_elections

[Key: Dark Blue - Democrats retained control of legislature, Light Blue - Democrats gained control, Dark Red ­– Republican control, Light Red - Republicans gained control, Green - divided government, Yellow - divided government established, Black - non-partisan government]
Source file: Orser67This file: Pharexia [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_United_States_elections

Elections in 2019 and 2020 are the last chance for Democrats to gain power in state legislatures prior to redistricting in 2021, which will determine the maps for the next decade. Sister District California Peninsula will be working with candidates in “Last Chance” races: the last elections before redistricting in 2021 - meaning whoever is elected in 2019 will draw their state’s next maps. Learn about our most recent election results and our plans for the next election cycle in the "Races" 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 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!