There is a huge problem with political giving.
We are all fed up with desperate email appeals that read like hostage notes and funnel our money to all the wrong places: parties, consultants, TV campaigns. The vast majority of these top down campaign funds never touch the voters we need to reach.
Shift your giving into long-term, transformative work.
The real hard work in 2018 battleground districts and states was done by unsung grassroots organizations that worked neighbor-to-neighbor on shoestring budgets. They are already working on 2020. Now you have a way to invest in groups that work all year long mobilizing progressive, historically-marginalized voters.
Airlift is a strategic way to donate.
Airlift lets you fund organizations with inspired leaders and serious track records. They fight for issues people really care about. They focus on field organizing and smart digital strategies. Each Airlift fund has 5 investments. You receive a report every 2 months that spells out how your investments are doing.
Donate evenly to all Airlift funds
Airlift helps groups that are rebuilding democracy from the bottom up. We are an all-volunteer, zero-overhead way to support long term work in battleground districts. Feed the grassroots, not consultants and TV.
There are 3 Airlift funds.
Each fund has a strategy. Every investment is carefully vetted. Our groups are like little birds. They don’t eat a lot, but they are always hungry.
West by Southwest
California, Arizona, and Nevada had enough winnable races in 2018 to get Democrats one-third of the way toward control of Congress. Done! You’re investing in five powerful groups: one statewide, one each in Orange County and the Central Valley, plus renowned front line groups in Nevada and Arizona.
Lift the Midwest
In 2018 Airlift helped 5 heroic midwestern groups make urgent repairs to the old blue wall that crumbled in 2016. Well, the Midwest is coming back! In Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Republicans lost every statewide office. Where some despaired, we saw opportunity.
This portfolio funds 5 local voting rights groups in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas. Florida restored the right to vote for 1.4 million ex-felons. Youth early voting in Texas was up 500%. Hispanic voting was up 173% in the region. Even where we lost, there were very significant down ballot victories.
Checks work too.
Mail to Airlift
c/o Tides Advocacy
The Presidio, PO Box 29229, San Francisco, CA 94129
Please download, fill out and include this form with your check.