Overall, ActBlue recorded a 50% increase in donations to House races compared to the same period in 2018, along with a 100% increase in Senate races compared to the first quarter of 2018. According to the ActBlue executive director, Erin Hill, the platform took in nearly two-thirds of all funds raised for Democratic House candidates.
ActBlue also reported breaking records in areas such as sign-ups for ActBlue Express, a function that primes donors to make one-click donations in the future by saving a donor’s payment information.
Whether the small-dollar donations continue apace amid the coronavirus economic downturn remains to be seen. But Hill said small-dollar donors are always in the position of weighing their personal finances against making a donation.