As many of you know, ActBlue is the federal clearinghouse for donations to Democratic candidates, having channeled over $5.5 million to Dem contenders so far. But did you know, that with your help, you can activate it for Texas... for statewide, state house, and state senate candidates?
Together, Texas bloggers have agreed to help activate ActBlue for our state's non-federal candidates by asking our readers to put us over the top. Normally, ActBlue asks each state to raise $10,000 before moving forward (Texas being at $4,500 so far). But we've got some good news for you from the people at ActBlue.
However, in doing some more preliminary research Texas turns out to be similar to some other states we've already done -- so if we could break $5000 we'd be ready to move ahead with it. Would the texroots be able to help us out with the remaining $1000 by the end of the month?
As far as timeline, my aim would be to have everything ready to go as early in July as we can.
This is the most important thing you can do for the Hank Gilberts, Kristi Thibauts, and Goodwille Pierres of Texas as we move forward in unity to support our TexRoots candidates to be announced in the coming months by the Texas blogosphere.
(You'll see posts like this elsewhere on the Texas progressive today. We're all in this together. Please help if you can. Thanks very much.)Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 16, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack