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Send a Fundraising Email to Friends!

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If you’re looking for new ways to help your candidates, try sending a fundraising email to friends. You just need your team’s unique ActBlue link and a compelling ask.

  • Visit the Sister District Directory to locate your individual candidate and joint (to raise equally for all of your candidates) ActBlue links.
  • Check out the Recruitment Messaging Memo to help make a compelling ask.
  • 2021 Note for Fundraising in VA: There are no contribution limits in Virginia. Any individual, corporation, union, association or partnership can donate an unlimited amount of money to a single candidate in 2021. This means that any individual donating through your ActBlue links can give as much money as they want.

EXAMPLE FUNDRAISING EMAIL TO FRIENDS:

Subject line: Help me meet my goal!

Hi Dan!

As you know, I’m passionate about helping Democrats take power in state legislatures. Dems took control of the VA legislature in 2019, put the pedal to the metal to pass progress policy, and have modeled for the nation the good that happens when we take power.

But there are elections this year in VA and the GOP can take control back of the House of Delegates. If they do, not only will it halt progress in the state, but as we head into the 2022 midterms, we’ll be saddled with the narrative that Dems lost the first electoral contest of the post-Trump era. Not good.

The GOP is targeting Delegate Alex Askew in his first reelection campaign. Early Voting begins in VA Sept 17. I’m raising money now to help the Askew campaign build a winning Get Out The Vote program. Will you please join me in donating anywhere between $20.21 and $150? Please use this link to donate now <LINK>

My goal is to raise $2,000 by Sept 1. This is a wise investment, and now is the time to invest. Let’s make sure we win and head into the midterms with momentum.

Thank you so much for doing this with me!

Neal

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Here’s an example ask from 2020:

Subject line: Help me meet my goal!

Dear Kate,

As you might know, I’ve been volunteering to help three great state legislative candidates in North Carolina: Dr. Frances Jackson, Brian Farkas, and Ricky Hurtado. We have a chance to flip the state legislature blue on Nov 3, and if we do, Democrats will draw the next decade of electoral maps in the state & it’s pedal to the metal for progressive policy. Big deal.

I’m writing to invite you to donate $25-50 to help our candidates build winning voter turnout programs. 100% of what you donate will be split between the candidates’ campaigns.

I am personally reaching out to my friends and family to try to raise $1000 for these amazing North Carolina candidates by Sept 15. Can you help me get there?

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sd141-slate-pdxe

With warm wishes—and onward to Democratic victories!

Many thanks,

Frank

p.s. Why North Carolina: In my view, North Carolina is the most important state in the nation this election year — investing in these particular candidates right now will not only help flip the NC state legislature blue but drive votes up the ticket to beat Trump, Tillis (a must to take back the US Senate), and re-elect Dem Governor Cooper. More on our strategy and candidates here.

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Give it a whirl!