After Saturday’s inspiring Women’s March on Washington — and around the world — you’re probably wondering what you can do right now to elevate women’s voices and issues during the first 100 days of the Trump Administration.
One word: crowdfund. Because we don’t want to just fill candidates’ coffers with cash — we want to build and sustain a movement, and that means empowering individuals.
That’s why we’re asking you to chip in $5 or more to our 2018 Blue Wall of Senate candidates who are up for re-election next year and who will be critical to holding the Democratic filibuster against Trump’s anti-woman agenda.
If you chip in $5 to each of these candidates, and you can get your friends to do the same, and they can get their friends to do the same, pretty soon we’re raising thousands of dollars through small-dollar donations and getting hundreds more women involved in the political process.
And why now? Because now is when new candidates and incumbents are deciding whether to run during the 2018 cycle. Early funding is critical for boosting candidates’ morale in what is already shaping up to be one of the toughest, most consequential midterm cycles in decades.
Some of these candidates — like Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) — are running in states that went to Trump, where the opposition will be the most fierce. And there’s even backlash brewing in blue states. In Massachusetts, a new poll showing Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s approval ratings slipping since she started speaking out against Trump could entice a well-funded challenger.
Crowdfunding is our opportunity to compete against big money, empower individual donors, keep Trump in check and turn Congress blue in 2018. Chip in $5 to each of our 2018 Blue Wall of Senate candidates now.
Let’s get to work!