(adapted from "2 Hours a Week")
Friday, July 21, 2017
It Starts Today
Money is one of the biggest impediments to running for Congress. A recent study found that candidates for Senate must raise an average of $3,300 every day for six years to match the contributions collected by that year's winner.
Money hobbles races; the need for it to run for office also immediately weeds out diversity.
We cannot afford this type of insecurity in our Democratic races: the 2016 election was lost in just a handful of battlegrounds.
This works via a monthly subscription—$4.68 minimum to be exact, a figure that represents one penny per federal and state race in the country (you can donate more).
Started by a progressive campaign finance attorney and political technology entrepreneur, It Starts Today is designed to ensure that each Democratic nominee can run a funded, competitive campaign, regardless of their background.