Here is their game plan…
In a week since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Democrats have raised an incredible $80 million in donations.
ActBlue, a Democratic fundraising figure, revealed that Democrats are currently on a rally as the midterm elections approach.
Yet, according to the Associated Press, this figure has primarily been donated to national campaigns and not local or state political campaigns that would be most impacted by these donations, meaning that Democrats could still face a challenging midterm.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee spokesperson Gabrielle Chew indicated, “We can no longer afford Democrats’ systemic neglect of down-ballot races — not when Republicans are eager to intrude on our health care decisions, bedrooms, and marriages,” adding that Roe v. Wade is “a wake-up call.”
It seems as though many Democratic voters share Chew’s sentiments, considering 25 percent of the $80 million raised was raised in the 24 hours after the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Democrats have been mobilizing since the Supreme Court announced its ruling overturning the half-century precedent. In the minutes following the decision, Democrats have jumped into action, with the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee steering volunteering efforts to critical House and Senate races.
To galvanize these efforts, the committees are setting up a website that will serve as an online hub to organize activists wanting to volunteer their time.
These efforts could also be the opportunity Democrats need to energize the left-leaning base and reclaim the vote of suburban women, a demographic critical to the Democrats winning the House in 2018 but seemingly crossed the line in 2020, assisting in determining congressional contests.