ActBlue doesn't shut down after the election. We keep working to bring more and more people into the political fundraising process year in and year out. We get that a lot of our work is invisible during down times, but it pays off when the political cycle heats up.
February is a short month and it doesn't bump up against an end of quarter deadline. Last year was bigger than expected because of the initial fundraising reaction to Gov. Scott Walker's (R-WI) union-busting effort. But our slow-and-steady work has led to a February 2012 total more than twice the size of 2011, with nearly three times as many committees receiving money. That's the sort of big, broad base that we're trying to build, and we're thrilled to see it working.
|Number of contributions||110,354|
|Average Contribution size||$46.10|
|Committees receiving money||1,340|
February in context:
| ||Feb 2008||Feb 2011||Feb 2012||Change|
Here are the five top committees, by number of donors, for February 2012.
|Democratic Party of Wisconsin||Party Committee||9,288||$166,872|
|Democracy for America||Organization||7,688||$156,479|