Voting rights issue sparks huge fundraising across political spectrum

Apr 28, 2021
There’s been a fight over the right to vote throughout American history, but in the last year, it's gone into overdrive.
The political right calls new voting laws "reforms." The left calls them "restrictions." Millions of dollars are being spent across the political spectrum on the issue.
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Will millions spent on ads sway voters in Georgia runoffs?

Jan 4, 2021
Political ads have been relentless on Georgia airwaves leading up to the Jan. 5 Senate elections.
Family and supporters hold runoff signs as Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock speaks during an Election Night event on Nov. 3 in Atlanta.
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GoFundMe CEO calls platform a "complement," not substitute, for government programs

Dec 15, 2020
From the coronavirus to racial justice, GoFundMe has seen an outpouring of support this year.
GoFundMe donations have an "emotional component," says CEO Tim Cadogan.
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Money is still flooding into the campaigns. But how to spend it?

Oct 22, 2020
In the final run-up to Election Day, campaigns, parties and outside groups are rushing to spend unprecedented cash on hand.
Television screens air the first presidential debate at a sports bar on Sept. 29, in Washington, D.C.
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Republican push to confirm Supreme Court justice creates fundraising windfall for Democrats

Oct 22, 2020
For the first time in decades, one strategist says, the Supreme Court has been a bigger motivator for Democrats than for Republicans.
Between July and September, Democrats raised $1.5 billion through ActBlue, more than twice the amount Republicans raised through their fundraising site, WinRed.
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Jaime Harrison raises record $57 million in S.C. Senate race against Graham

The explosion in Democratic donations has been connected to concern about the fate of the Supreme Court.
Harrison's $57 million is highest quarterly fundraising total for any Senate candidate in U.S. history.
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Supreme Court battle reignites fundraising by Democrats and Republicans

Sep 22, 2020
Some campaign fundraising websites saw a spike in donations after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Volunteers work a phone bank for Joe Biden's presidential campaign. Democratic fundraising site ActBlue saw a surge in donations over the weekend after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
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GoFundMe CEO: "We're not yet seeing much around recovery"

Apr 28, 2020
Activity use on the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe may provide a window into where we stand on the road to recovery.
Tim Cadogan started as CEO of GoFundMe less than two months ago.
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Summer recess means fundraising events for Congress members

Jul 26, 2019
Lawmakers need to raise money for 2020 as seats become less and less safe. At least some of them are having fun while doing so.
People ride bicycles alongside the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, with the US Capitol in the distance, September 3, 2018, during the Labor Day holiday, the traditional end of the summer vacation season.
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Small transgender groups face barriers to funding

Jun 24, 2019
Intermediary funding groups are bridging that gap.
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