Inspired by Anonymous, who was inspired by HinTN who was inspired by Mousebumples who was inspired by MomSense, we got 3 more offers last week to match new Four Directions GA donations up to a total of $1,000!
I announced our 3 matchers in monday’s post: Madeleine! frosty! la caterina!
la caterina is our final $1,000 match person, and she is up for the 1,000 match today!
An outside match was announced on Monday:
Four Directions has not received confirmation yet on the potential match of $25k from an outside group, but I remain hopeful. In the meantime, Four Directions has received an offer from someone else to match the next $7,000, which we will hit when the thermometer is at $22,700.
*Fine print: the $7,000 won’t show up in our thermometer, but it does help Four Directions come up with their $25,000 need for the joint project with Fair Fight.
Since the outside match was offered, the thermometer has increased by more than $7,000! So I am thrilled to announce that we have met that match, but also a bit sad that the external match is complete. So our double-matching days are over, at least for the time being.
So starting when this post goes up, until we reach $1,000 in the comments, your donation will be matched by la caterina!
Any donation between $10 and $50 that is listed in the comments is eligible for la caterina’s match.
Tell us the amount of your donation in the comments, and la caterina will match with that amount. The $1,000 donation will be made by check once $1,000 of matchable donations have been noted in the comments.
If you donate more than $50, la caterina will match $50 of that.
More fine print: if we meet the $1,000 match amount, la caterina will be mailing a paper check to FOUR DIRECTIONS, so her $1,000 will not show up in the BJ thermometer. So if we want to see the thermometer hit $25,000, we need to do it with our contributions.
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!
I’m thrilled to hear the $7000 match is complete, and that you met the target! And I’m perplexed by the double-matching protocol, but I’ll throw in $150 to match the next 6 $25 donations.
in for $25!
@WaterGirl, thank you for coordinating all this. It’s a huge contribution, and far more work than my clicking a couple buttons.
In for another $25! Thank you so much to WaterGirl and everyone!
In for my usual $50 stipend — grateful that I can chip in like this, and especially grateful to you for doing the hard work, WaterGirl!
Sue in Boston
In for $25. Thanks everyone!
@Al Nichols: Thank you Al! Thank you la caterina.
In for another $25.00
I’m in for another $25!! Thanks to you and là catering and everyone else for these matches!
I added $25. Hope they can get the remainder to reach the $50k. Thanks WaterGirl.
I see six $25 donations, so I think we can look for the $150 from Alan to hit the thermometer soon!
Thanks for the extra matches, Alan!
Ha! I think you make #6 x $25 lashonharangue. I’ll go see the thermometer. Thanks all!
@Anne Laurie: Thank you, Anne Laurie! I am hopeful that we can make it over the top sometime today.
It’s hard to go wrong contributing to a joint effort of two great groups like Fair Fight and Four Directions.
In for 10. Which – thank you, la caterna! – equals 20 for 4D!
So, for 30 bucks, over the 3 Match Days, equals $100 for Democracy!
Many thanks to all the Matchers and WaterGirl for helping expand the reach of my modest input.
$50 to a great cause!
WaterGirl, you are just the best. As are: la Caterina, Al Nichols, frosty, Madeleine, anonymous, and mousebumples. Did I leave any of our matchers out??
The double matches are a real motivator. Yea to all of you.
@Elizabelle: MomSense and HinTN!
Okay, I put another nickel in the nickelodeon ($50).
$50 from Paris
Thank you to MomSense and H in TN.
@donatellonerd: Always great to see you here! Thank you.
In for $50!
Love these nyms! thank you
In for $50 again. Thanks again to la caterina and all the matchers, and to WaterGirl for organizing this.
@TxTiger: Thank you so much!
Just kicked in $25. We’ll see where that puts the thermometer.
I added another $5 to see if I’d moved the thermometer. It doesn’t seem to have moved, but maybe I misremembered the prior amount.
Thanks for everyone’s work and contributions on this!
Think I got in under one of the matched donation wires–$50 here. Thanks, la caterina and WaterGirl! Go 4D!
@mvr: ActBlue updates the thermometer slowly, on purpose I think. Just to encourage people to give again to see it move. (I’ve done the same. :-)
I tossed in another $10.
Thank you matchers, WaterGirl, and the Balloon Juice community! Talk about inspiring.
There go two miscreants
I just kicked in $250. Happy to see these special projects going on!
I kicked in $100 on August 5. I haven’t gotten a match AFAIK. Can I get it now or is that too late?
@mvr: Sometimes the thermometer is slow to register. It can take a few minutes, depending on how busy the ActBlue servers are, I think.
@Reboot: You most certainly did! We are about $400 shy of meeting la caterina’s match amount.
@Central Planning: thank you so much for the $100 donation, but it has to come in when a match is active. We had one match on 8/4 and another on 8/6 so it sounds like you missed both. :-(
But your $100 is still a big help!
I’ve added $25 to the pot.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
In for another $25! Thank you to watergirl and all the matchers for helping this great cause!
We are so close to $25,000! I am offering $250 to match the next 10 donations of $25.
Go jackals! We can get there!
@Wapiti: Thank you so much!
Wolvesvalley has just offered $250 to match the next 10 donations of $25! So we’re back to a double-double match for those 10 donations of $25 – unless we hit the $1,000 mark with la caterina matches before then..
Just donated $25, thanks!
@WaterGirl: thanks. i’ve been lurking since i recovered from the election.
@WaterGirl: This is more exciting than PBS!
Okay, okay… adding another donation – this time for the Wolvesvalley’s match – $25.00
Edited to add: this is worse/better than playing slots. I just wanna see the thermometer at 25,000 – even though I know the $1000 match isn’t included in that total.
I’m in for $25 thanks Wolvesvalley
@sixthdoctor: @CCL: @ToesintheSand:
Okay, that’s 3 takes for the double-double match with Wolvesvalley & la caterina.
About to go get on a bunch of calls for this JERB! Let’s give them all good juju by going to $25 for the double-double!!! Thanks La Caterina for the congrats on it, and of course for doing this! And to Wolvesvalley and EVERYONE! I am off but will check in again later– so exciting!
@something fabulous: Thank you, something fabulous!
That’s 4 of 10 matches of $25. There are 6 left.
We are $55 away from reaching the $1,000 match from la caterina!
I kicked in again for $50.
@dnfree: Thank you!
We now have $5 left of la caterina’s $1,000 match. So $5 of double-double matching is available, and then we are matching solely on Wolvesvalley’s $150 – she will match in increments of $5, $10 or $25.
She wants us to get to $25,000 in the thermometer, however we can do it.
Added $25. So does that finish la caterina’s match and give Wolvesvalley two $10’s to match? (Would have added more, but apparently I picked the wrong week to quit not needing a sump pump.)
ETA: and I see WaterGirl beat me to the finish line. It’s all good.
I just donated $5 to get the last double-double matching money. :-)
@CCL: The $1,000 check from la caterina is officially in the mail!
If we can collectively match the final $125 of Wolvesvalley’s match, she will add her $250 as soon as she returns home in a couple of hours, and the thermometer will be at $25,025.
Holy cow, you guys, we did it! What an amazing group of people. Yippee!
$25,025 it is! This is such an amazing place!
Thermometer says: $25,025 – yippee ka yay
ETA – Stinger beat me to the punch.
J R in WV
So glad to see this small victory. We donate to both Stacy Abrams’ group and Four Directions on a monthly basis, have for quite a long while now. But sorry those donations are not matched here.
Congratulations to all the people who donated, and to the match posters as well.
Watergirl tells me that half of my $250 has been met, so I am about to send $125 to the thermometer. The other $125 is still available for matching! Going over the goal is a jackal tradition!
And with the 7K match, we’re up to at least 32K. Gotta help 4D show Fair Fight they can bring some clout to the fight.
Way to go Matchers and WaterGirl!
@WaterGirl: I still am gobsmacked my match generated $6,000 in donations. I would have nickel and dimed almost that much over weeks without the 6x multiplier. You did a great job on this!
@frosty: Now that we have raised the full $25,000, the possible person to match the entire $25,000 will be making a decision.
I don’t know which way that will go, but if she does decide to match the $25,000, your $1,000 will turn into $12,000.
Of course, IF she decides to match the whole thing, our whole $25,000 will turn into $50,000! That’s a big if, though at this point.
Big IF – I can’t wait to hear what the decision is. I will let everyone know as soon as I hear.
Plus we got Four Directions their $7,000, for sure!
Joy in FL
I just chipped in $10, which I think goes with Wolvesvalley match.
I cannot believe we got the 25k 4 days before the deadline. I love what this group does.
Thanks to all the matchers and donors and WaterGirl keeping things figured out.
I’m a little teary at this news. Such a deserving effort and such mighty jackals!!
This has been Very exciting, powerful and good. My vote is my sacrament and I am a righteous deVOTEe.
We will be the ancestors of a refreshed democracy.
@Joy in FL: Yes, your $10 does get matched by Wolvesvalley!
Please let that be true.
With a lot of hard work and some luck, I think it can be.
Joy in FL
@WaterGirl: Great. Thanks for letting me know : )
Thank you WaterGirl. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone touched by this.
A significant issue. A great accomplishment.
A template. A very full plate.
Jackals put a forever stamp on it.
@Another Scott: Thanks Scott!