Millions of small-dollar donors are fired up — and rightfully so!
Donald Trump is in the White House. Our democracy is under attack. And our values are at stake up and down the ballot.
So we asked people directly why they are in this fight, and within one hour we received thousands of stories. They are powerful. Some are deeply personal.
I hope you take a moment to read through these stories below. Then share your own story about why you’re in this fight too. This is important.
Here’s what motivates six small-dollar donors, in their own words:
“I am an immigrant from Ukraine, I was raised in Soviet Union times and I know what dictatorship looks like! I was really excited to move to the U.S. and experience all the unimaginable freedoms that citizens have here. I have recently, just this May, become a U.S. citizen, and I am very excited to have the right to vote! I have been concerned that our democracy is in jeopardy and our human rights, and women’s rights especially, have been assaulted. I want to make sure I do my small part to keep our democracy intact.” — Irina from Washington
“I am starting my fourth year as a public high school music educator in the great state of Texas. My home state is rich with culture, diversity, innovation, and possibility. The students who I see every day reflect those qualities of the community and state I serve. I support ActBlue because I want to fund candidates who pursue policies that will create a world where my students are safe from gun violence, where climate change can be curbed and reversed, where their ability to get an education or medical care isn’t determined by how much they or their parents make, and where they have equal representation and treatment in their government and under the law. I want my students to live in a country that speaks for and serves all Americans, not just the rich and powerful.” — Kent from Texas
“There are many ways to be an active participant in politics and progressive causes; I choose to join rallies and activist groups, call my elected officials, and donate money. These are all important, however, donating money keeps the organization(s) operating. I rely on the research, focus, and immediacy they provide to maintain my motivation to continue the fight for Democratic Party ideals and policy, which help make us a better country and partner with our allies.” — Kathryn from Oregon
“I’m grateful for your service and its ease of use to support the small donor and to contribute to the progressive candidates. Big donors, big PACs, and lobbyists have taken our government. We need small donors and your help toward the small donors’ efforts. Thank you.” — Patty from Florida
“The work you at ActBlue are doing allows citizens like me to express our desire for a better democracy, and a just and concerned society. Thank you for the work you are doing and please keep doing it.” — Warren from Alaska
“I love my country and care about its future, especially for my grandchildren. I have always been proud to be an American, but in the past two years the ideals and institutions that make us unique are being eroded, and the only way to turn this around is to defeat Trump in 2020 and elect more Democrats to Congress.” — Nancy from Washington
Here’s the truth: Everything we do is for the small-dollar movement because we know people power is the only thing that can transform power structures in this country.
Ajay, if you’re looking for an opportunity to share your perspective, take a stand, (or honestly just to vent), we want to hear from you! Whether you are fired up about defeating Donald Trump, electing Democrats at the state and local level, democratizing power, or all of the above, your unique story matters to us.
Will you add your story right now as a way of saying you’re in this fight too? We’re a 100% people-powered platform, we take all of these stories to heart, and we want to hear from you!
Thank you for actively working to make our country a better place. And thank you for letting us be part of this movement with you!