Relative to our numbers last cycle and the cycle before, ActBlue has seen steady growth in volume and an explosion in grassroots giving related to the upcoming recalls.
ActBlue’s Q2 numbers speak to the seismic impact of Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-WI) overreach in Wisconsin. Five months after his decision to bust public employee unions in Wisconsin first made the headlines, recall committees hold positions 3-4 on the ActBlue leaderboard, with contribution sizes around $10.
Moreover, their success has not gone unnoticed, eliciting attacks on them and ActBlue itself from George Allen and writers on Andrew Breitbart’s big government site.
|Number of contributions||142,042|
|Average Contribution size||$64.16|
|Committees receiving money||1,106|
Here’s how those numbers stack up relative to 2009, and to the same point in the last presidential election cycle (2007). Change is calculated with 2009 as the baseline.
|Q2 2007||Q2 2009||Q2 2011||Change|
Here are the five top committees, by number of donors, for Q2 2011.
|Democracy for America||Organization||29,395||$336,451|
|DFA Wisconsin Recall||Organization||22,103||$221,882|
|PCCC Recall Committee (WI)||Organization||21,323||$199,032|