Headsup: The Federal Election Commission’s donation deadline for the fourth quarter of 2019 is in one week.
If you have money to spare–and we know it’s the holidays, and we know every charity has been nudging you to give before the calendar year ends–now is the time to give to sitting Democratic members of Congress, Democrats who have declared their intent to run against Republicans in 2020, and Democratic candidates for president.
Fairly or not, quarterly fundraising numbers are considered a sign of a candidate’s strength. Giving money to a candidate or a Congressperson who’s up for re-election in 2020 before a quarterly FEC deadline is a way to cast a vote for that candidate with dollars instead of a ballot.
In addition to giving to members of your Congressional delegation who are up in 2020, you can donate to Democrats who are taking heat from Republicans on the regular, to show tangible support for them.
It’s equally wise to cast a “vote” for Congressional Democrats who are quietly getting things done but not drawing any media attention.
Because they are critical to candidates’ success, we’ll keep doing quarterly reminders about FEC deadlines in perpetuity.
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