FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR FEDERAL HYBRID PAC

Congresswoman Diana DeGette speaking to Blue Rising Supporters in Denver.

Congresswoman Diana DeGette speaking to Blue Rising Supporters in Denver.

Q: What is Blue Rising?

A: Blue Rising was formed as a federal multi-candidate PAC in January 2017, by two Colorado feminist women, after the election of Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in the U.S. House and Senate. In the spring of 2019, Blue Rising became a Federal Hybrid PAC. This allows us to do our billboard campaign and other actions through a separate Action Fund account. We are still able to donate directly to candidate campaigns, through our separate Federal PAC.

2018 Blue Rising candidates now in Congress

Congressman Joe Neguse CD-2 Colorado

Congresswoman Lucy McBath Georgia 6th

Congressman Jason Crow CD-6 Colorado

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Texas 7th

Congresswoman Diana DeGette CD-1 Colorado

Senator Tammy Baldwin - Wisconsin

Senator Chris Murphy - Connecticut

Q: Why Blue Rising? 

We provide early and continuous support for candidates. We help candidates establish viability early before the larger PAC’s are willing to step in.

We are women run, grassroots, and nimble.

We seek out candidates that represent the diversity of our nation and will bring desperately needed new voices to the Congress. We seek out candidates that support issues of key importance to women, people of color and the LGBTQ community, including gun violence prevention, protection of women’s reproductive rights, equality (both social and economic), environmental protection and immigrant rights. 

We are willing to take risks in hard districts because we believe all districts are important and cannot change if no one is having the conversation at the door.

Q: How will my donation have an impact?

A: By pooling our collective resources, we are able to make significant contributions to several competitive congressional races and hopefully tilt the balance of power in Washington. We think of this more akin to crowdsourcing than a large, anonymous DC organization. 

Our contributors are ordinary people that have decided to get off the sidelines and defend our democracy.