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Is there a good place to donate to Sen. Warnock that won't cause a tsunami of other (Original Post) phylny Nov 2022 OP
I suspect a tsunami is less likely given this will be the last election this cycle. Raven123 Nov 2022 #1
Send a check? LisaM Nov 2022 #2
I always send checks, never online donations. DFW Nov 2022 #4
I don't get voicemails..lol LeftInTX Nov 2022 #16
Ha ha heh. I don't blame you, I have read multiple DU posters that donated money and then WHAM, SWBTATTReg Nov 2022 #3
I'm sure DU uses Act Blue LeftInTX Nov 2022 #14
I have this question too. Qutzupalotl Nov 2022 #5
No kiddin. I have been deleting and unsubscribing everyday for weeks and still getting bombarded. honest.abe Nov 2022 #6
Lol. You could use a disposable Yahoo address or ecstatic Nov 2022 #7
I get 30-40 hits - EVERY DAMN DAY! Grins Nov 2022 #8
I delete them AZSkiffyGeek Nov 2022 #9
Go directly to his website to contribute link below Bev54 Nov 2022 #10
Thank you! Seems this is through ActBlue, though. phylny Nov 2022 #13
I donated on Act Blue. No tsunami. ananda Nov 2022 #11
I think the tsunami is inevitable Tree-Hugger Nov 2022 #12
Welcome to the club! LeftInTX Nov 2022 #15

Raven123

(5,376 posts)
1. I suspect a tsunami is less likely given this will be the last election this cycle.
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:07 PM
Nov 2022

Doesn’t mean it won’t happen in 2 years. Giving directly to the candidate would be my guess. I don’t go through any intermediaries

DFW

(55,171 posts)
4. I always send checks, never online donations.
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:22 PM
Nov 2022

I learned my lesson too late, though. Years ago, before I knew what a bad deal it was for the candidates I contributed to, I used to contribute online all the time. I have been paying the price ever since in the form of mail requests, email requests, and both my US cell phone’s voicemail box and even my office voicemail box—can only have come from the requirement to disclose my employer—are full of requests for money. Since usually many months go by between visits to the USA, and no one accesses my phones in the meantime, this means I have to waste half a day wading through these “messages” every time I return.

LeftInTX

(27,012 posts)
16. I don't get voicemails..lol
Sun Nov 13, 2022, 11:45 AM
Nov 2022

I get lots of texts. Never calls. I would not like dealing with tons of voicemail . The texts are easy to deal with.

SWBTATTReg

(22,696 posts)
3. Ha ha heh. I don't blame you, I have read multiple DU posters that donated money and then WHAM,
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:12 PM
Nov 2022

They are overwhelmed w/ requests for funds.

Perhaps maybe on DU itself? they do set up within DU where donations can be made, but I don't recall if these were direct links to the candidates themselves (hence risking the deluge) or if DU in turn, sends the donations afterwards to the candidates, leaving the donator's name out of the picture. Perhaps someone knows here on DU?

I guess you could walk into a candidate's campaign office, drop off money (cash) and then you're done. This seems rather iffy and depends upon if a candidate does have an outreach office near you. I'd like an answer to this very question too, as I would donate directly, but don't other than my generic PAC at work, where a certain % is taken out of my paycheck and then sent to the appropriate choices I've made, by the company PAC.

LeftInTX

(27,012 posts)
14. I'm sure DU uses Act Blue
Sun Nov 13, 2022, 11:36 AM
Nov 2022

Campaign finance laws require candidate and donor disclosure. And DU raises for specific candidates

Qutzupalotl

(14,544 posts)
5. I have this question too.
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:33 PM
Nov 2022

I should not be punished via inundation for supporting a candidate. I actually sat out this cycle for just that reason. I hope the DNC is listening.

 

honest.abe

(8,877 posts)
6. No kiddin. I have been deleting and unsubscribing everyday for weeks and still getting bombarded.
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:37 PM
Nov 2022

I think we need to find a way to fix this or many will stop donating.

ecstatic

(33,133 posts)
7. Lol. You could use a disposable Yahoo address or
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:40 PM
Nov 2022

use the plus sign with a Gmail address and filter all new responses to that email to the trash.

Grins

(7,445 posts)
8. I get 30-40 hits - EVERY DAMN DAY!
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:50 PM
Nov 2022

Power up my computer email - there they are!
I delete them…40-minutes later - I have more.

Hits coming as text messages? THE SAME!

And the messages? “Send $3 or it’s your fault if we don’t win.”

phylny

(8,428 posts)
13. Thank you! Seems this is through ActBlue, though.
Sun Nov 13, 2022, 11:10 AM
Nov 2022

I've donated through ActBlue and then every candidate contacts me asking for a donation.

ananda

(29,195 posts)
11. I donated on Act Blue. No tsunami.
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 02:31 PM
Nov 2022

But even if there were, I just put them all in spam
and delete. It takes 10 seconds.

Tree-Hugger

(3,376 posts)
12. I think the tsunami is inevitable
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 02:36 PM
Nov 2022

I have not donated anything this midterm cycle at all (poor as fuck). I have already received daily texts askong for GA senate race donations since the election.

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