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Our Work

As under-resourced public servants, state legislators need support every day of the year.

In many states, legislators are part-time, paid very little (if at all), and required to drop everything to be fully available for their legislative sessions. SiX exists to advance a bold people-centered policy vision in every state in this nation and to fill a gap in the progressive movement: helping legislators succeed after they are elected. 

Programs

Agriculture & Food Systems

Agriculture & Food Systems is a program that focuses on supporting policies that promote healthy and thriving rural communities through ecologically and socially-responsible agriculture and local, direct-market food systems.

The Democracy Project

The Democracy Project is a national initiative that empowers and emboldens state legislators to be dynamic advocates for a powerful, inclusive, and participatory democracy.

The Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council

The Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council is the country’s only network of state legislators who champion reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Progressive Governance Academy

The Progressive Governance Academy (PGA) is a joint partnership between SiX, Local Progress, and re:power committed to building and developing the leadership and governance skills of state and local elected officials across the country.

Policy Research

Our policy briefs and playbooks present policy solutions, sample legislative language, and messaging guidance.

Online webinars and trainings give legislators and legislative staff the opportunity to learn more about specific policy trends, research and polling, and digital and communication tools. Webinars also enable legislators across the country to join together in a collaborative environment without having to travel.

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In-State Staff

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SiX has on-the-ground State Directors in ten states—Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington—who provide deeply tailored support to legislators, especially on issues of democracy and economy.

Communications Support

Press and Communications Resources

Through earned media opportunities, sign-on letters, strategic communications, graphics, and policy-specific messaging, SiX provides opportunities to strengthen legislators’ voices individually and collectively. We also coordinate with partner organizations to provide messaging best practices and conduct communications trainings in a variety of formats. 

Social Media and National Campaigns

SiX highlights state legislators on social media and partners with national and state partners to highlight issues like Black maternal health, equal pay, paid family and medical leave, and more.

Follow SiX on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more.

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