#BLM Follow the money…

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    UPDATE: Black activist tells people NOT to donate to ‘Black Lives Matter’ over missing millions

    Recent events have led to a massive uptick in donations to the Black Lives Matter cause. The donations collected via their website are handled by a non-profit company called ActBlue Charities.

    There is a website for the organization. And it has a donation button on the page – one that goes to the ActBlue site mentioned above. t says this about BLM.

    Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

    Interestingly, most of the #BLM money raised goes to white candidates like: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Amy McGrath which is no surprise as ActBlue is run by – very well paid – white liberals.

    From Wikipedia: ActBlue is a nonprofit technology organization established in June 2004 that enables Democrats, progressive groups, and nonprofits to raise money on the Internet by providing them with online fundraising software. Its stated mission is to “empower small-dollar donors”. It is paid through a credit card fee levy and “tips”.

    Several records for 2020 were broken in the week following the killing of George Floyd, with over $19 million raised on May 31st, the highest so far that year.

    On June 1st, that yearly record was again broken with $20 million in donations. Over half of donations in the week following killing went to charitable (non-political) causes, including one ActBlue page devoted to a bail fund which raised over $1.5 million dollars from over 20,000 donors. The Daily Beast notes that between January and mid-July 2019, ActBlue brought in $420 million, and that “According to the organization, that total came from 3.3 million unique donors and was dispersed to almost 9,000 Democratic campaigns and organizations, with $246 million coming in the second quarter alone.”

    In the 2018 midterms elections, ActBlue raised $1.6 billion for Democratic candidates. According to FEC data, from January 2017 to October 2018 Beto O’Rourke had raised $45m through ActBlue for his run against Ted Cruz, 48% of which came from outside Texas. In 2019, ActBlue raised roughly $1 billion for a wide variety of progressive campaigns.

    There is now a Republican version, founded last year, called WinRed.

    A list of senior employees and their remunerations at ActBlue