This OTYCD entry originally posted in January 2017, as ‘Start a 2018 Fund’.
Start saving two dollars a week to fund political actions that will shape the 2020 election.
It doesn’t have to be two dollars. You can save more if you want. If you’re struggling, find a sum you can comfortably set aside, even if it’s just a quarter.
If you start saving two dollars per week now, you should have about one hundred set aside when the 2020 primaries crest the horizon.
The point is to develop the habit of squirreling away something every week to support your political efforts. You can define ‘political efforts’ as broadly as you wish. You can draw on your stash to donate to Congressional candidates. You can give to Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, the Sierra Club, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or dozens of other worthy organizations that matter to you. Or you can use it as seed money for your own run for local office.
Budget for politics just as you’d budget for Christmas, or tithes, or a down payment on a house. Think long-term. Put away something every week, no matter how small.
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