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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:23 PM

Question: What's Known About "Act Blue"?

Their "About" page: https://secure.actblue.com/about .

Known: They have successfully solicited donations from me for causes I consider critical, and their site says that the money they raise goes only to the specific causes for which it's solicited. E.g., I just got an email soliciting funds to fight the new indefinite detention law and implying that the funds would help finance a lawsuit brought by Chris Hedges et al. challenging the law.

Unknown: Their site says they raise money for Democrats (in general). Which nationally-known Dems have they raised money for? Is there any connection between this organization and the Democratic Party?

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snot Jun 2012 OP
BlueToTheBone Jun 2012 #1
aquart Jun 2012 #2
snot Jun 2012 #4
jzola Jun 2012 #3

Response to snot (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:33 PM

1. We used ActBlue for selling tickets

to our CC events. Candidates can set up accounts and individuals can contribute through them. I think the % rate is pretty fair, but don't know that for sure.

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Response to snot (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:43 PM

2. Is this a trick question? Have you looked at the site?

Here's a way: pick a candidate, google the name with the words Act Blue. See what you get.

Seriously.

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Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:12 PM

4. Ok, so it's just a kickstarter for any Dem that wants to use it? What about pseudo-Dems

is there any vetting at all?

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Response to snot (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:31 PM

3. Act Blue

A lot of Progressive Organizations raise money on ActBlue for Progressive Candidates. I've donated through ActBlue for years. That doesn't mean all the candidates on there pages are as libreral as I might want. I feel safe donating to certain candidates on. their pages and also especially safe through various organizations that link to their pages. I always leave a tip.

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