“Ohio was never like this when I was growing up.”
After decades of Republican statehouse control, Ohio has fallen behind. But rather than fixing the problems they’ve caused, Republicans have doubled down on their corruption.
Join the community that’s doing something about it.
By joining Blue Ohio, you join a community of people just like you who want to see a brighter future for our state. Your monthly contribution will go directly to the Democratic state legislative nominees after the primary – and will go a long way toward making sure every one of them has what it takes to reach every voter across Ohio.
This page is for monthly recurring donations. If you wish to make an annual recurring donation, click here.
We’re so excited to have you join us today! As a member, you’ll enjoy:
• Confidence that your donation will directly benefit the Democratic nominees – 100% of your donation goes to the nominees, not a middle man
• Monthly emails on Blue Ohio’s work – and the districts and voters who benefit
• PLUS: By joining at the $10/month level (which is our community giving average) you’ll automatically be invited to our monthly Blue Ohio Team call, where we share updates from the field and talk Ohio politics with former Ohio Democratic Party Chair and author of Laboratories of Autocracy David Pepper
• Peace of mind, knowing you are part of the solution
• A sense of community, knowing you’re part of a team that cares about Ohio’s future
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What percentage of my donation will Ohio Democratic nominees receive?
100% of your donation to the nominees goes to the nominees. Blue Ohio does not take a percentage. We rely upon tips revenue to grow this movement, and those tips are greatly appreciated! (Hint: Please leave one if you can!)
We’re also completely transparent about credit card processing fees. You may not realize it, but entities like ActBlue deduct credit card processing fees from your donation before sending it to candidates. So the candidate you’re supporting is getting less than you intended! Not with us – 100% of your donation goes exactly where you intended it to go. So if you want your donation to be $10/month, it is $10/month; the $0.57 in processing fees is added to your donation total for a monthly charge of $10.57. If you want your monthly charge to be a flat $10, no problem – just enter $9.44 into the donation field, and together with the processing fees that will all come out to $10/mo.
We also use a processor, Democracy Engine, LLC, that charges a lower percentage in processing fees. While ActBlue collects 3.95% and Kickstarter keeps 5% on top of processing fees, Democracy Engine collects a 3.75% + $0.20 processing fee.
Blue Ohio is a joint project between former Ohio Democratic party chair David Pepper and It Starts Today.
David’s highly-acclaimed book Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call From Behind the Lines details the risk anti-democratic statehouses (like Ohio’s) pose to our democracy. If you’ve not read it, you should; Hillary Rodham Clinton recommends it, and so do we. You can get it by clicking here.
It Starts Today was founded after the 2016 election by Jonathan Zucker, former COO and CEO of ActBlue. Convinced that the power of the Democrats’ grassroots community coupled with small-dollar recurring donations could change fundraising forever, he got to work creating groundbreaking national and state-based programs.
IST Blue Ohio is a state pac registered with the Ohio Secretary of State.
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