ActBlue now in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas

Bumped from the diaries -- Jonathan... I can tell you that I, personally, have been looking forward to this day for some time

I'm proud to announce that you can now use ActBlue to support Democratic candidates for state office in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas! Special thanks to Annatopia and the TexRoots who pulled in the remaining funds we needed for Texas.

(For those who missed it, last month we activated Active Blue in Indiana, Iowa, Maine, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.)  

So now what?

  1. Fundraise for state candidates!  Just visit the directories (IN | IA | ME | OR | PA | SD | TX | WI), choose a candidate, and click "start fundraising".

  2. Spread the word by alerting your contacts in these states that we're now up and running.  You can also help by contributing to Texas candidates— a check in the mail is a great way to let campaigns know how they can use ActBlue.  

  3. Help us expand to more states— Please contribute here and start fundraising here, and see the extended text for details.

Expanding to more states in 2006 — and how you can help

Our legal research has led us to divide the states into two broad categories, which (in the spirit of technical jargon) I'll call "easy" and "hard".  "Easy" states are those where we can engage in bundling in a manner similar to the Federal case, and therefore where we know we can launch ActBlue in time to have an impact this cycle.

The twenty easy states:

We need your help funding these ten remaining states so we can launch them by labor day!  You can make the difference by contributing to and fundraising for our efforts in these states.

We know that we can get there — Annatopia and Texas bloggers put us over the top to launch their state, and Cliff Lyon in Utah has been a one-man force of nature, raising funds and getting state legislators involved in making the pitch as well.

20 states by Labor Day — let's get this thing done.

Tags: actblue, Fundraising, governors, Oregon, Pennsylvania, state legislatures, texas (all tags)



Re: ActBlue now in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas

If any legal junkies want the gory details regarding what makes an easy or a hard state, let me know and I'll post a separate diary about it.

by brahn 2006-07-18 09:00AM | 0 recs
Re: ActBlue now in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas

Simply awesome.

Sent you an e-mail by the way about Texas stuff.

by KTinTX 2006-07-18 11:39AM | 0 recs

I've already updated my page with my Texas candidates.

Thank you all for all you do.

by boadicea 2006-07-18 12:22PM | 0 recs
Re: ActBlue now in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas

which states are they in now?

by exLogCabin 2006-07-18 10:41AM | 0 recs
Re: ActBlue now in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas

Read the diary.  There's a list.

by jsw 2006-07-18 10:42AM | 0 recs
Just created the Texas Kaos fundraising page

Whee!!! It's fun.

by boadicea 2006-07-18 05:05PM | 0 recs


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