On Thursday after the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Democrat Senator Nelson posted a link on social media to help people impacted by #HurricaneMichael.
But the link Senator Nelson’s campaign posted to raise money for disaster relief efforts takes you to ActBlue, the Democrat’s fundraising engine.
So are the Dems building a donor list through hurricane relief contributions?
While their site says “Democratic donors have saved their payment information.” The organization has received numerous complaints from people who say they never set up reoccurring payments but had been charged by them.
On its website, the group touts its ability to bring in small donations, writing, “Our mission is to democratize power and help small-dollar donors make their voices heard in a real way.”
A candidate or organization that wants to use ActBlue signs up with the platform and then uses its software on its website or through an email link that people can use to make a contribution. ActBlue, which is registered as a political action committee, then acts as a conduit, bundling all the contributions earmarked for each candidate and transmitting the money to them.
The question is, are the Democrats, (in this case Senator Nelson) using the Hurricane Michael ActBlue campaign to store these people’s information into their database for their Democrat donor list?