How ActBlue is trying to turn small donations into a blue wave

How ActBlue is trying to turn small donations into a blue wave

the Center for Public Integrity |
November 1, 2018

The liberal money-gathering platform is remaking fundraising for the left

Terry Wolfe has a dog, three cats and a deep desire to help elect members of Congress who will check President Donald Trump.

“I just cannot really tolerate that man,” he declared.

Wolfe is putting his money where his mouth is.

Since January 2017, Wolfe, a 68-year-old retiree in Morgantown, West Virginia, has contributed more than $14,000 to Democratic congressional candidates. (He also gave to a handful of left-aligned independents, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders.) Like millions of other Democratic donors, he’s been giving via ActBlue, a fundraising platform designed to allow grassroots donors to easily give to Democratic candidates. His average contribution? Less than $11.

Wolfe is one of the most active members of an army of grassroots donors shoveling a mountain of cash into the coffers of Democratic U.S. House and U.S. Senate candidates on the November ballot.

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