The story of February (and, it seems likely, March) was Wisconsin. In many ways, Wisconsin is a perfect example of what ActBlue can do. When the story first broke, there was little hint that the conflict between Gov. Walker and Democrats in the state senate would escalate as it did. As the story unfolded, day by day, ActBlue provided a crucial channel for Democrats across the country to support their counterparts in Wisconsin. That story is best told through our February numbers:
|Number of contributions||34,500|
|Average Contribution size||$64.59|
|Committees receiving money||562|
|Fundraising pages receiving money||538|
Our infrastructure is benchmarked for national political events, and provided to every committee listed on ActBlue. Wisconsin was a particularly concise demonstration of why that way of doing business matters. We put national tools in the hands of a state party as it nucleated what may become one of the defining political struggles of this cycle.
|Feb 2007||Feb 2009||Feb 2011||Change|
|Pages w/ Money||101||326||538||65%|
And here are the five top committees, by number of donors, for February 2011.
|Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee||Organization||20,430||$475,502|
|Democracy for America||Organization||3,478||$42,227|