Who is Black Lives Matter (BLM)?
👉 BLM is an international human rights movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. BLM regularly holds protests speaking out against police killings of black people, and broader issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.
Who is Act blue❓
👉 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”.
👉 BLM donations are sent via actblue. Protests Spur Surge in Donations, Giving ActBlue Its Biggest Day of the Year With money flowing to candidates, bail funds and charities, the Democrats’ online donor platform processed over $60 million between Friday and Monday, a sign of strength for the party.
👉 Donors have given more than $3.3 billion using ActBlue more than half of which has come in during and since the 2017-2018 election season. The average contribution is just shy of $40.
👉 The organization is open to Democratic campaigns, candidates, committees, and progressive 501(c)4 organizations. Groups that use ActBlue pay a 3.95% credit card processing fee. As a nonprofit, ActBlue runs its own, separate fundraising program and accepts tips on contributions to pay for its expenses. Affiliations: Democratic Party.