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Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:02 PM

Is there a good place to donate to Sen. Warnock that won't cause a tsunami of other

requests for donations?

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Reply Is there a good place to donate to Sen. Warnock that won't cause a tsunami of other (Original post)
phylny Nov 12 OP
Raven123 Nov 12 #1
LisaM Nov 12 #2
DFW Nov 12 #4
LeftInTX Nov 13 #16
SWBTATTReg Nov 12 #3
LeftInTX Nov 13 #14
Qutzupalotl Nov 12 #5
honest.abe Nov 12 #6
ecstatic Nov 12 #7
Grins Nov 12 #8
AZSkiffyGeek Nov 12 #9
Bev54 Nov 12 #10
phylny Nov 13 #13
ananda Nov 12 #11
Tree-Hugger Nov 12 #12
LeftInTX Nov 13 #15

Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:07 PM

1. I suspect a tsunami is less likely given this will be the last election this cycle.

Doesn’t mean it won’t happen in 2 years. Giving directly to the candidate would be my guess. I don’t go through any intermediaries

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:08 PM

2. Send a check?

AFAIK, donations don't need to be online.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:22 PM

4. I always send checks, never online donations.

I learned my lesson too late, though. Years ago, before I knew what a bad deal it was for the candidates I contributed to, I used to contribute online all the time. I have been paying the price ever since in the form of mail requests, email requests, and both my US cell phone’s voicemail box and even my office voicemail box—can only have come from the requirement to disclose my employer—are full of requests for money. Since usually many months go by between visits to the USA, and no one accesses my phones in the meantime, this means I have to waste half a day wading through these “messages” every time I return.

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 13, 2022, 10:45 AM

16. I don't get voicemails..lol

I get lots of texts. Never calls. I would not like dealing with tons of voicemail . The texts are easy to deal with.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:12 PM

3. Ha ha heh. I don't blame you, I have read multiple DU posters that donated money and then WHAM,

They are overwhelmed w/ requests for funds.

Perhaps maybe on DU itself? they do set up within DU where donations can be made, but I don't recall if these were direct links to the candidates themselves (hence risking the deluge) or if DU in turn, sends the donations afterwards to the candidates, leaving the donator's name out of the picture. Perhaps someone knows here on DU?

I guess you could walk into a candidate's campaign office, drop off money (cash) and then you're done. This seems rather iffy and depends upon if a candidate does have an outreach office near you. I'd like an answer to this very question too, as I would donate directly, but don't other than my generic PAC at work, where a certain % is taken out of my paycheck and then sent to the appropriate choices I've made, by the company PAC.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 13, 2022, 10:36 AM

14. I'm sure DU uses Act Blue

Campaign finance laws require candidate and donor disclosure. And DU raises for specific candidates

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:33 PM

5. I have this question too.

I should not be punished via inundation for supporting a candidate. I actually sat out this cycle for just that reason. I hope the DNC is listening.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:37 PM

6. No kiddin. I have been deleting and unsubscribing everyday for weeks and still getting bombarded.

I think we need to find a way to fix this or many will stop donating.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:40 PM

7. Lol. You could use a disposable Yahoo address or

use the plus sign with a Gmail address and filter all new responses to that email to the trash.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 12:50 PM

8. I get 30-40 hits - EVERY DAMN DAY!

Power up my computer email - there they are!
I delete them…40-minutes later - I have more.

Hits coming as text messages? THE SAME!

And the messages? “Send $3 or it’s your fault if we don’t win.”

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Response to Grins (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:03 PM

9. I delete them

Easy solution.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:19 PM

10. Go directly to his website to contribute link below

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 13, 2022, 10:10 AM

13. Thank you! Seems this is through ActBlue, though.

I've donated through ActBlue and then every candidate contacts me asking for a donation.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:31 PM

11. I donated on Act Blue. No tsunami.

But even if there were, I just put them all in spam
and delete. It takes 10 seconds.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sat Nov 12, 2022, 01:36 PM

12. I think the tsunami is inevitable

I have not donated anything this midterm cycle at all (poor as fuck). I have already received daily texts askong for GA senate race donations since the election.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Nov 13, 2022, 10:41 AM

15. Welcome to the club!

I would get an extra email address if it bothers you. Or wear it as a badge.

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