Giving to Contest Every Race
A major part of our work is charitable and can be funded with tax-deductible gifts via our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. For checks of $1,000 or more, to receive a 501c3 tax deduction, make payable to: “CFCG Movement Labs.” and send to:
Attn: Andrea Miller
Center for Common Ground
Address: 18459 Patriot Ln
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
Be sure to write “Movement Labs/ Contest Every Race” in the memo field. Because of the administrative complexity, we do not offer 501c3 deductions for gifts of under $1,000.
Questions?: Contact Sarah Long: firstname.lastname@example.org
What will my 501c3 gift fund?
There are over 500,000 elected offices in America, but there is no central database listing them all. Your 501c3 dollars will help us put together the only database of uncontested races in the country.
Before we can begin recruiting progressives to run for office where none would run otherwise, we have to research (1) all the down-ballot races up for filing and (2) the incumbents’ names and partisanship. The required research is extensive, since nobody keeps statewide lists of school board, town council, and county commissioner races and incumbents in most states. Vendors don’t have this info either, because nobody else is focused on races at the bottom of the ballot, in rural areas with the smallest populations.
So we research it ourselves, from scratch. We do this efficiently, with 2 staff organizers managing 70 volunteers who call every town clerk and school district office to get the data. We focus on states with thousands of local races up for filing, so it takes time.
Your tax deductible gift to fund our charitable research helps make our entire program possible. (Later stages are funded with non-deductible gifts and with earned revenue from our parent organization, Movement Labs LLC).
If you don’t need a tax deduction for your gift, please make a NON-deductible gift here: