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State Directors on the Ground

In 2017, we started our new State Director model based on what we heard from legislators: they need long-term strategy and resources that reflect the unique and ever-changing dynamics on the ground in their state. We currently have State Directors in eleven states: AZ, CO, NV, WA, MI, ME, MD, PA, VA, NC, and FL. This model has proved to be hugely impactful in these states. By focusing resources on-the-ground in state capitols rather than in Washington, D.C., SiX is bringing essential tools and supports where we know legislators need them most.

We are committed to supporting legislators who are working to: strengthen our democracy, fight for working families, advance reproductive freedom, defend civil rights and liberties, and protect the environment.

Resources:
State Legislators Prepared to Uphold and Expand Reproductive Freedom in 2020
Student Debt Reform in the 2019 Legislative Sessions
The Growing Shadow of State Interference: Preemption in the 2019 State Legislative Sessions
How State Legislators are Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Count
Health Care in the States (video)
Census 2020 in the States (video)
Paid Family Leave in the States (video)
Overtime Policies in the States (video)
BISC
Fair Workweek

SiX participates in Days of Actions with national partners and brings tools, communications and policy resources to state legislators. In 2020, be on the lookout for:
Equal Pay Days
Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: January 23
Anniversary of Family Medical Leave Act: February 5
Census Day: April 1
Sexual Assault Awareness: April 7
Black Maternal Health Week: April 11-17
Earth Day: April 22
National Voter Registration Day: September 22

Our issue programs (Reproductive Rights, Democracy, and Agriculture) and national staff support legislators in all 50 states and provide specialized policy resources, communications guidance, research, trainings, and more. Contact helpdesk@stateinnovation.org to get connected.