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Captain Zero

(6,911 posts)
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 08:59 PM Oct 2023

I'm fucking tired of being shamed for donations

By act blue and other dem push polling .
I always give in an election year and after the nominations but I'm getting so fucking sick of the sms messaging this year

God Dam.

Much more and and I'm deleting, blocking and going to act blue and telling them to fucking remove me.

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Blue Owl

(50,732 posts)
1. Same here
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 09:03 PM
Oct 2023

I’ve participated in some polls and surveys that in the end, always circle back to excessive donation requests, which is off-putting…..


(797 posts)
2. They went the corporate spam route
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 09:05 PM
Oct 2023

So I stopped completely. Clear out some spam periodically even after getting off the lists. They know they need to do better and stop guilting and shaming, it’s a terrible look and I suspect the people who got it into place know that… its not actually pro-Democratic party to support that. People will get whiffs of corruption and groupthink and back away.


(2,763 posts)
4. I stopped donating because of the hounding for more.
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 09:26 PM
Oct 2023

The candidate continued to email and call asking for more.

I also donated through actblue and they shared my name with every other dem running. So many requests for more money.

Enough. I stopped donating to anyone.

If only there was a do not share option.

Wonder Why

(3,438 posts)
5. There is. Don't give out your cellphone number and use an alias for email address.
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 10:03 PM
Oct 2023

That's the only reason we kept an inexpensive home phone #.


(22,459 posts)
6. I just reply STOP to all texts
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 10:14 PM
Oct 2023

and be sure to click the unsubscribe link in email

You can't be shamed by a text message from ActBlue - that is solely your mom's job


(3,204 posts)
7. I don't want to bullied, shamed, hounded, or anything else
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 10:28 PM
Oct 2023

There are sooooo many people and similarly named organizations asking that I’ve stopped too. They were told to do better last election cycle. They aren’t.
I’m also super unhappy with requests from out of state. It should be illegal to request or volunteer funds from out of jurisdiction, period. What’s the difference between Ohioan money in a California race and Russian in a federal race?


(35,512 posts)
8. Same here I just delete any e-mail or text. I trash the snail mail. I am not sending money to
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 10:55 PM
Oct 2023

support some out of state politician. I gave nearly $400 to the Biden campaign in 2020 so I am on a
sucker list now. A friend of mine died a few years, they requested we make donations to the local Urban
Mission so I gave $50. Next thing I know I am getting mail from every charity in the country and the Urban Mission
never received one more penny. I don't mind giving but not if they are going to sell my address.


(718 posts)
10. Unsubscribe or Stop
Tue Oct 17, 2023, 02:54 AM
Oct 2023

That’s worked for me.

I get emails from Gallego because I choose to and enjoy getting texts from Joe.

Just takes a couple of seconds.

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