Everything we care about starts in the states.

The States Project connects the importance of state legislatures to every aspect of our lives and brings together communities to help build a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for all.

Our electoral work focuses on winning governing majorities in the states by making state legislative campaigns more effective and better-funded. Our policy work provides nonpartisan tools and resources that connect a diverse community of state lawmakers committed to improving lives for the people they serve.

We do it because we believe that state legislatures are the strongest force for change in this country.

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If you want to fix our country, work with us in the states.

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Change begins when you engage your friends and family to elect majority-making candidates who will shift the balance of power in a state legislature. You will learn how our country works, while creating your very own community that impacts the country and improves lives. And we support you every step of the way.

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More than 10,000 people from all 50 states have joined this movement.


Starting a Giving Circle is something you can do — something we can all do — to make America a better place. It is super fun and a chance to make values-aligned decisions that affect and improve our communities. Just do it!


I just feel so good about being connected with an effort that found a way to take all that we feel and put it into such impactful steps. I can plug in my passion, my views, my badass feminism into systematic work that has the actual effect that I would want.


I’d never done anything like this before, and I thought of myself as not being political or not being qualified enough. I just realized that if I’m not doing it and I care, who will do it? So I just dove in, and you know that’s really all it takes… just putting one foot in front of the other.


The States Project taught us that state-level politics really matter, and if we want to see change, that’s where we ought to be.


Our Electoral Work

We focus on the majority-makers.

Candidates in the closest races, who can shift power to build majorities and improve lives.

We are obsessed with reaching voters where they are.

Candidates who meet and engage voters at their doors use the most effective tactic in a campaign toolbox.

We are guided by data every step of the way.

Candidates who adopt the best evidence-based tactics can win.

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