June Newsletter

Yup, here we go with yet another newsletter chock full of information
about yet another powerful feature to multiply your impact, yet another
state we’ve activated, and yet another type of Democratic committee we
can now help! 

Summer may have started but politics isn’t taking a vacation, and neither is ActBlue. So let’s get started right now…

1. Introducing "Spread the Word"
2. State of the States (now with Missouri!)
3. ActBlue for County Parties
4. Conference Calls with ActBlue and Democracy for America

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1. Get Ready to "Spread the Word"

New
this month: upon completing their contribution, all ActBlue donors are
automatically prompted to enter their friends’ e-mail addresses and
invite those friends to contribute as well. This is part of our new
"Spread the Word" feature to help donors take the next step by
fundraising for the Democrats of their choice. 

We’ll talk a
lot more about this tool soon — we’re in the midst of adding in some
extra goodies — but in the mean time, give it a try!  Visit any
candidate or organization’s entity’s ActBlue Hub and click on the
orange "Spread the Word" arrow to try it out. For instance:

http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/8257

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2. State Level Activity at ActBlue (now with Missouri!)

Say
hello to Missouri — the newest state where ActBlue can help
legislative and executive candidates, state PACs, and Missouri County
Committees. E-mail us at info@actblue.com to get your Missouri campaign or committee listed.

As
always, ActBlue is working hard to add new states as fast as we can (a
certain Plains State could be ready by next month).  We’re excited to
be a part of the resurgence of the Democratic Party at the state and
local level.  In Virginia (in the midst of 2007 state elections), we’ve
seen over $175,000 raised on ActBlue for state candidates and
committees since launching just a few months ago. If you’d like to
learn more about how we can help your state candidates or are
interested in helping us activate your state, please get in touch! 

Visit
the ActBlue directory today and start raising for state level
candidates.  You can again donate to candidates in Texas, Tennessee,
and Alabama (in addition to the other 20) now that their legislative
sessions have adjourned:

http://www.actblue.com/directory

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3. ActBlue Now Available for County Parties

ActBlue can also help your local County Democratic Party!

In
the 23 states where ActBlue is already active, all of ActBlue’s
fundraising tools — used by top-tier House and Senate campaigns — are
at your county party’s disposal.  Already this year, we’ve seen success
stories from across the country.

Read the following post on our ActBlue Blog to see some great examples, and e-mail us at info@actblue.com to get your county group started.

http://blog.actblue.com/blog/2007/05/actblue_helping.html

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4. New Conference Calls: ActBlue & DFA

ActBlue
is continuing our monthly "How-To" conference call series next week
with a focus on the new "Spread the Word" feature. Learn more about how
to use this feature effectively, along with some basic fundraising
skills useful for campaigns and individual fundraisers alike. We have
two calls scheduled:

June 25th,  07:00pm  EST (Monday)
June 27th,  10:00pm  EST (Wednesday)

Send an email to rsvp@actblue.com by Monday June 25th at noon EST with your date preference to receive call-in information.

In
addition, ActBlue is joining Democracy for America in hosting an
"Online & Email Fundraising" Night School Conference Call. You must
RSVP online at DFA-Link in order to participate in this session. Join
hundreds of other attendees for this hour long special collaboration.

Event Date:  June 26 (Tuesday)
Event Time:  8:30 PM Eastern

RSVP: http://www.dfalink.com/event.php?id=20359

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