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Our 2023 Stories of Impact Report

When the Virginia legislature begins its 2024 session, lawmakers committed to protecting abortion access, defending democracy, and improving the lives of all Virginians will hold governing power in both chambers.  As our electoral work helped build new governing power in Virginia, majorities that our Giving Circles community helped fuel in 2022 across states like Michigan, […]

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A playbook for victory in 2024

This November, we proved what’s possible when we treat state legislative elections like the main event, not an afterthought. Together, our community brought our same battle-tested playbook that powered historic 2022 wins to Virginia. And together, we flipped the House and defended the Senate. We set the bar in Virginia: Dollars. Data. Candidates laser-focused on […]

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VIRGINIA HOUSE FLIPPED AND SENATE DEFENDED

In response to an outstanding showing for democracy and personal freedom in Virginia — Democrats flipped the House and retained a majority in the Senate, securing a crucial check on rightwing Gov. Glenn Youngkin — The States Project’s Founding Partner Daniel Squadron released the following statement: “Tonight’s results are a resounding victory for Virginians who […]

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Virginia’s State Legislative Elections Are Uniquely Dangerous

This summer, the Supreme Court upheld some critical checks and balances crucial to sustaining our democracy. But the threat of rightwing attempts to undermine a free and fair presidential election isn’t completely gone. SCOTUS ruled that state legislatures do not have absolute power to create rules for federal elections outside of their state constitutions without […]

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Quantifying Our Impact in 2022

“It turns out that when we bring dollars, data, and doorknocking to the state legislative campaigns that have so often been overlooked, we can change outcomes.” —Adam Pritzker, Founding Partner, The States Project Six percentage points. According to an independent analysis conducted by a top research organization, districts that TSP’s program impacted last November had […]

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A Victory for Our Democracy

“The Elections Clause does not vest exclusive and independent authority in state legislatures to set the rules regarding federal elections.” — Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. With these words, the Supreme Court has ruled against rightwing extremists in Moore v. Harper — rejecting for now the radical argument that state legislative majorities have unchecked […]

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One Year After Dobbs: The Fight for Abortion Continues

Nearly one year ago the Supreme Court issued a decision that stripped Americans of a constitutional right that had been protected for nearly half a century — the freedom to access a safe, legal abortion. With that decision, the court handed state lawmakers the power to decide if and when the people they serve have […]

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Policy Wins: Michigan and Minnesota

MICHIGAN In 2022, The States Project contributed 8x more than the next largest funder in Michigan, fueling new majorities in the State House and Senate. Those lawmakers took office in January — and so far, have delivered these results for working families in record time: MINNESOTA In Minnesota, where The States Project was the largest […]

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