We will continue to fundraise, write postcards, and call voters for the candidates in the state legislative races. We will be supporting those candidates that the National Sister District assigns us (starting in April); we're a very active chapter, so we usually support 3-6 candidates. These candidates hail from critical states where we have a chance to flip the Republican legislative chamber blue or make some tangible progress toward that goal in the future.
We have also joined Sister District's new initiative, the State Bridges program, to support grassroots groups that are leading year-round community-based organizing. Laying such a critical foundation of civic engagement all year long will enable us to build progressive power in state legislatures come Election Day.
For 2022 state legislative races, our target states will be Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, and Nevada. How are these chosen? Sister District prioritizes states with competitive Senate, House, and Gubernatorial elections, as well as those with redistricting commissions, where we expect new maps to be fairer for Democrats. It is also important to protect fragile Democratic incumbents, always a challenge in the midterm elections.
Please read about the political strategy for 2022 in more detail on the National Sister District website.