We can’t believe it.
When we asked you to chip in for sixteen pivotal districts, we never thought we’d get 5,743 donors and nearly $500,000 raised. But you did it. And we want to keep the money flowing to these key downballot races, where a $10,000 infusion might decide the election.
This round, we’re working with LaunchProgress (@LaunchProgress), an organization that supports young progressives running for state and local office. LaunchProgress doesn’t just endorse candidates in strategically important races: they focus on true progressives — folks who, if elected, won’t just be silent backbenchers--they will lead on the issues that matter.
The LaunchProgress team also works closely with these candidates, providing them with coaching to use their dollars effectively. They are all running smart, aggressive, field-driven races: exactly the strategy that has led to upset wins by candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this cycle.
As before, Data for Progress vets every candidate to make sure these are pivotal races and your money is going as far is it can.
The request is like last time — $60 to be split evenly between these six young (all are 35 or under), dynamic candidates running in strategically important races in North Carolina, Ohio and Michigan. We’ve set up an ActBlue page here.
Also, you can support LaunchProgress here. Donations directly to LaunchProgress will not go to just to these candidates, but will instead support their full list of candidates and the operating costs of their organization.
Also, you can support Data for Progress here. These contributions will not support the Give Smart candidates, but rather general operating support for the think tank.
Bobby (@BobbyBigWheel) and Sean (@SeanMcElwee)