Sister District, Oh the Time Has Come

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Like-minded organizations have recently emerged with the mission to fight gerrymandering. One of the grassroots organizations at the forefront of this initiative is the Sister District Project. Along with allies (Code Blue, Flippable, Resurgent Left, Swing Left, and Adopt-A-State), they are working to overcome election obstacles in the wake of the 2011 redistricting designed by Republicans for Republicans.

gerrymander 

[jer-i-man-der, ger-]

noun
1. U.S. Politics. the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible.                                     [-dictonary.com]
States are able to redraw their electoral maps every 10 years after census data is collected. This among many reasons is why local and state elections are so important. Every 10 years, elected officials who you probably don’t even have on your radar are able to design districts that benefit their political party. Sister District Project (SDP) focuses volunteer efforts to support strategically important, winnable races across the country. California attorney Rita Bosworth, is the founder and visionary of Sister District.
SDP matches teams from blue and red states to work together for local, state, and federal elections. By volunteering you are signing up for a local district team. When election time comes around, you’ll be paired with another team in another district, your “Sister District.” As a volunteer you can expect to be asked for small donations, to participate in fundraisers, push agendas on social media, phone-banking, and if possible in person canvassing or tabling.  June to November is the busy season. 
Go to the website to find your team. Sister District is perfect for anyone in blue districts wanting to help outside their area or for blue voters drowning in a sea of red. 

“Together, we will ensure that all Americans have equal representation and our government works for all people, not just the minority in power.”

 

 

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