It’s easy to feel isolated by today’s politics. You want our country to change for the better, but it’s hard to know where to start, even when you want to donate to candidates whose policies and goals align with yours.
That’s why The States Project created Giving Circles — to give people like you, who genuinely care about this country, the ability to channel your voice and resources into shifting power in a state chamber and create tangible change. A Giving Circle can help you leverage a single $25 donation into a scale-tipping $25,000 contribution that can help to build governing power for lawmakers who will improve lives.
As part of a Giving Circle, you:
- Learn about the power of states. State legislatures shape our daily lives, from voting rights to public education to healthcare. Look no further than the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, which sent reproductive healthcare back to state lawmakers to determine abortion access. We provide resources and learning opportunities to help you understand the stakes in every state, so you can share them with your friends and family as you build your Giving Circle.
- Choose the state where your dollars will have the biggest impact. Your circle’s fundraising goal is a powerful way to mobilize friends, family, and neighbors to create the change they want to see through real political action. Once you hit 25% of your goal your Giving Circle can choose a state from our list, and you’ll know that your dollars will power the fight to win the closest majorities committed to improving lives.
- Mobilize support for candidates in key states. Depending on your target state, your dollars may power training, canvassing, campaign ads, and research and analysis across our slate of candidates. Your funds are focused on evidence-based campaign strategies to send your dollars where they matter most.
- Create the change you and your circle want to see. Tired of watching from the sidelines as lawmakers enact harmful policies that hurt people? Want to build a better future for your children and grandchildren? You can become a change agent who helps elect representatives who want to build a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for all.
Whether your Giving Circle is a small and mighty team of 10 or an expanded network of 1,000, this work empowers you to learn, choose, mobilize, and create change. Your energy and connections will help you get your circle started, and we provide the state research, electoral strategy, and on-the-ground work you need to be as impactful as possible.
If you want to fix our country, work with us in the states.