Donate to your favorite candidates TODAY, before the stroke of midnight, to give them an extra boost in their races.
On December 31, 2017, the sage Celeste Pewter (@Celeste_Pewter) alerted us to the power of donating on the last day of the calendar year:
Two things to remember for today: today is a critical FEC fundraising deadline for 2018 candidates, for obvious reasons. If you have a few dollars to share with your candidate of choice, do.
If you’re wondering why these deadlines are so critical: donations are a sign of a candidate’s viability, essentially. Because donations are public record, the more cash on hand a candidate has => the more other people are willing to donate.
and I have sat down in front of our computers and frantically refreshed to see how much $ our opposing candidates have had, and have used that to help determine the course of a race.
David Slack (@slack2thefuture) was thinking along the same lines in December 2017:
As you’ve probably noticed, there’s a big fundraising push going on right now from all the new Democratic challengers stepping up to take on Trump’s GOP in 2018. And here’s why:
There’s a Federal Election Commission fundraising deadline tonight. Candidates are evaluated based on how much they’ve raised and from how many donors — and that will determine how much support they from the party and others.
If we want a big in 2018, the work starts right now — and it starts with you. Here’s a list of great people who are ready to stand up to Trump & the GOP. Please give as much as you can to as many as you can — even a $1 or $5 monthly donation makes a difference.
After tweeting the names and handles of several 2018 candidates, he ended with:
We can do this. We must do this. But 2018 will not be a spectator sport. No one gets to sit on the sidelines. Step up, donate — your money, your time, & your voice are more powerful than you realize. is not futile.
Admittedly, 2019 is an off-year for elections. But elections will happen nonetheless. If you know of any candidates who will run who you want to support, give them money today. That goes double if your candidate is in the primary stage and need to break away from the pack.
If you have the money to give, and/or you can dip into your 2019 fund, please do it before the clock strikes twelve tonight.
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