Congratulations! You guys are amazing. We had 8 Balloon Juice Angels who donated $10,000 in angel matches. $10,000!
We had $10,000 in donations that weren’t listed in the comments – those got the double-match from Four Directions donors, but not the angel matches.
You guys took advantage of the angel matches to the tune of $9,375! We have $625 left – unmatched – on the final angel match. He added his $1,500 in the thermometer this morning even without your matches being in hand yet. Go, you, anonymous BJ angel!
Together we raised just $625 short of $30,000 – in less than a week.
Since we hit $30,000 for Wisconsin with a $25,000 goal in November – a week or so ago I asked Four Directions to see if they could line up a double-match for the final $5,000 – just in case we did that again.
So we have a double-match for the full $30,000 if we hit that mark – for a total of $90,000 for Four Directions Michigan. $90,000!
I want to remind everyone: Four Directions had no plan to be in Michigan in 2022. Because we approached them with a desire to fund a presence in Michigan, and because all of you came through – there will be boots on the ground in Michigan, starting just 10 days from now. Now they have close to $90,000 to help make that happen.
That’s not all it will take, of course, but just as we try to leverage our donations with matches, double-matches and angel matches, they should be able to leverage this $90,000 – well, $88,125 at the moment – into more funds for Michigan.
We have met and surpassed our $25,000 goal, so after this post tonight, I’m not going to put up any further posts encouraging donations to get us to $30,000. But I surely hope we get there!
At stake in Michigan in November 2022:
- All 4 elected executive offices in Michigan (Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Lt. Gov.)
- Control of the (currently) hard-line rabid Michigan State Legislature (House and Senate)
- Two Michigan Supreme Court Seats
- Control of the US House of Representatives
Also at stake is every single election outcome from Governor to dog-catcher!
I don’t need to tell any of you that when we donate to boots-on-the-ground organizations, we are not just helping one single candidate in a single race.
It helps IN EVERY RACE.
It helps build the relationships that help us win the next election after that, and the one after that.
To every person who donated a dollar, or a thousand dollars or even more than that, to everyone who linked to the thermometer in your facebook or twitter or even in another comment thread, to everyone who provided encouragement in the threads: thank you thank you thank you!