Inspired by HinTN who was inspired by Mousebumples who was inspired by MomSense, we have another offer to match new Four Directions GA donations up to a total of $1,000!
Any donation between $10 and $50 is eligible for your match.
Tell us the amount of your donation in the comments, and they will match with that amount. The $1,000 donation will be made once $1,000 of matchable donations have been noted in the comments.
If you donate more than $50, our anonymous Balloon Juice angel will match $50 of that.
Four Directions Organizing Project
with Fair Fight in GA
From myself, Balloon Juice, Four Directions, Fair Fight, native people and every other sane person in Georgia: thank you so very much!
Thank you to everyone who is making this happen!
In for $10! More in the future, I hope, even if it’s not matched…..
In for $250. (I know it’s over the limit, but I’m feeling especially enraged today.)
Order #AB202125033 $100
What can I say? I LIKE PLAYING WITH MATCHES.
This was my fourth or fifth donation. It has dropped to $25 because initial amount was not sustainable. But who’s counting or complaining?
Thank you to the wonderful person who is offering this match!
I invite everyone who expressed their fear, dread, or worry in the “It Can Happen Here” posts to donate a tiny amount to Four Directions. Let’s demonstrate that we are allies who show up in support.
As the Four Directions co-founder OJ Siemans said in last week’s Zoom: we turn hopelessness into resilience.
Joy in FL
I just donated $10.
I donate frequently, so I have to keep the amounts small and manageable.
Thank you, anonymous matching donor.
In for another $15.
Many thanks to the Matcher!
Sent $25 … and thanks to anonymous. :-)
Steve in the ATL
In for $50, plus some extra for Act Blue. They are experts at getting these add ons!
In for $10. Thanks, Mystery Matcher.
Dropped in a Benjamin
Just added another $50. I think we are now at halfway to $25,000, even without this match!
And many thanks to our BJ matching angels.
In for $25. Thanks anonymous donor!
Wow, halfway there! How long until the deadline?
Thanks you guys! All this generosity helps us get Four Directions where they need to be, and gets boots on the ground in Georgia just 6 or so weeks from now.
@dnfree: $25,000 by August 15.
I also want to put up $1,000 in matching funds. Tried to email Watergirl but it bounced back. Watergirl can you email me at the email attached to my nym?
@la caterina: I will, thank you!
edit: I sent you an email message. Let me know if you get it.
WOW! So exciting! In for 20 with my new JERB. La Caterina, maybe by the time yours is set up, I will be actually paid and can hit yours too with a bit more! THANKS all you generous people!!
Tossed in my $50.
@something fabulous: Congrats on the new JERB!
Yours is the first match offer in the second half of the fundraiser. Thank you for the inspiration!
@H.E.Wolf: It is amazing. And inspiring.
@something fabulous: Your job came through, that’s, well FABULOUS! :-)
This is amazing. I’m in for another $10.
And thank you!
We’re halfway to $1,000 matched donations in the comments!
Just added $50 a few moments ago. Didn’t even know the match was live, I was just feeling a bit wrecked about “delta dawn” as it were (we are cancelling plans with part of the family b/c of a to me inexplicable delay in vaccinating an eligible family member). I am holding onto love, but frustrated that a kid is at risk because busy.
Anyway, giving money to great orgs like Four Directions is my emotional sop for the moment. Getting a match is some lovely gravy. And get the darn shot as soon as one is eligible, people! (Choir now preached too.)
I am counting $880 plus a Benjamin. Which is $980. Just about there!!Yea jackals! Yea KBS.
@la caterina: Brava!!
In for another Franklin.
Thanks for the matching, and thanks for WaterGirl.
@Elizabelle: Elizabelle, I think your math is not correct.
We are now at 640.00 in matchable donations listed in the comments – and the 640.00 includes Scott’s donation that was listed after your comment.x
In for 25! Thanks anonymous and LaCaterina!
@WaterGirl: Ah, right. The $250 contribution is not fully matched, nor the Benjamin(s). I ran through the list too quickly.
All said, yea jackals. And WaterGirl. We will get there.
Donated $50. Thanks for spotlighting this and making the opportunity to help so available!
J R in WV
We’re in for another $250.
Like some others, esp furious and outraged today!!
I donated $25 during the previous match. If there was a similar request to mention it in comments then, I missed it.
@Redshift: There was, but it’s okay. thank you!
@J R in WV: I have been away from the news. I’m almost afraid to go look.
Update: we are at $750.00 of the match money!
Another $25 from me. And a huge thanks to all the matching funders!
Order #AB202153490 = $50+tip
@grammypat: You even gave them a tip. I never do that. Maybe I should.
Update: we are at $840.00 in matched donations in the comments.
@WaterGirl: I always tip.
@HinTN: Seems like a nearly 4% procession fee should be more than enough that they shouldn’t need tips. What am I missing?
@WaterGirl: Since we seen to be stalled, maybe you should count here the $25 from @Redshift: in thre previous match.
@HinTN: That seems fair. done!
We are now at 865.00
135.00 to go!
@WaterGirl: Wait – Act Blue takes 4%?
Did not know that.
Never tipping again.
@WaterGirl: The fee is what the credit card company charges. The tip covers all the Act Blue costs to manage the IT, etc.
@HinTN: Thanks. But the credit card fee shouldn’t be over 3%.
Still, did think Act Blue was operating on tips alone.
@MazeDancer: It’s only my surmise but I’ve seen merchant fees higher than 3%. Amex and Discover can be usurious and Act Blue takes all cards.
I chipped in another $35.
That leaves $100.00 of match money. We can do this!
@HinTN: Credit card fees are based on volume. Act Blue has massive volume.
But even a tiny storefront at Shopify only pays 3%.
Yes, Amex is higher than Visa/MC. But Act Blue’s volume is so gigantic they have to have decent fees.
J R in WV
We donate to Act Blue on a monthly basis to support their technical infrastructure. Not a whole lot, but regularly for years now. We would be so screwed without Act Blue, which helps us to defeat the RWNJ fascist millionaires on a regular basis.
WaterGirl, no special news today on the political front. Just the same old same old fascists beating their jungle drums trying to defeat Democracy in our day. Plus our newer Mazda SUV is in the bodyshop with a $5K+ estimate for repair, and I know the plus will be a couple of grand for assorted damage not covered by the current policy. Grrr. At least no actual major mechanical damage, just sheet-metal and plastic.
Please put me down for $50.00.
@Al Nichols: Thank you!
$50 of match money left
They do more than just pass on the CC/Bank fees, they provide some additional value.
I usually just send them (and GoFundMe and all the rest) a flat $5 per contribution. (GFM defaults to 10% or something ridiculous…)
@J R in WV: Ouch. :-(
When J’s Corolla was in the shop for 3+ weeks getting the brake fluid leak fixed, we looked into getting a rental. $660 a week. (Zooks!) Not a good time to have a car in the shop… (We noped-out and carpooled / adjusted our schedules as needed.)
I hope the repairs to your buggy are done quickly and well and it ends up being over soon.
Count me in for $50. Hope I’m not too late and thanks to the angels for matching.
@Lurker Dan: Nope, not too late! You got the last $50 of the 1,000 match!
[Mr. Burns] Excellent!! [/Mr. Burns]
We did it! With Lurker Dan’s donation, we hit the $1,000 for matches, and got other donations, as well!
Thank you so much, everyone, and special thanks to our anonymous angel for matching thisI
I’ll let you know as soon as our anonymous matcher has put in the 1,000!
Yay! So now we’re starting on la caterina’s match? Did HinTN’s match get completed?
@Torrey: HinTN’s match was completed successfully on Wednesday.
This one is completed as of now!
I think we will wait a couple of days for the next one to give pocketbooks a bit of a rest. :-
What do you guys think about that?
The $1,000 donation has been made, so the thermometer should show 15,211 in just a few minutes.
KayInMD (formerly Kay (not the front-pager))
I don’t know if you’ve already met the $1000 match limit, but I donated $25.
I really like these organizational donations. I feel like they do as much or more good than the individual candidates by establishing a voter base for all candidates.