Missouri, It Starts Today
Fund every Democratic nominee for MO State Legislature with a single monthly donation.

1. Set it and forget it.

Set up a monthly subscription, give yourself a high-five, and know your money is going where it is needed.

2. Equitable support.

Your donation is split evenly among every democratic nominee for State Legislature. We don’t play favorites.

3. No middle person.

Your donation goes directly to each candidate — not the party accounts.
Subscribe to a better Missouri, for as little as one penny per State House district and one nickel per State Senate district:
$ /month
Enter whatever amount you like. If necessary, we will round it down to be an exact multiple of $2.48 so that it divides evenly between 248 House and Senate campaigns. We've lowered your donation amount a little so that it divides evenly between 248 House and Senate campaigns.
Why such a strange amount? Because all 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives, as well as 17 seats in the Missouri Senate, are up for election in 2018. Missouri’s Senate districts are five times the population size of its House districts, so we’re sending them five times as many pennies. 5 × 17 = 85, and 85 + 163 = 248. Voila! A fully funded slate of Democrats for less per month than the cost of a pumpkin spice latte.

Who we are.


Jonathan Zucker was the first COO and second CEO of ActBlue. Prior to that, he served the DNC as National Director of Operations for Finance during the 2003-2004 presidential cycle. More recently, he has founded or advised several political tech start-ups, including Democracy Engine, ruck.us, and Crowdpac. LinkedIn Profile

Jerald Lentini
Deputy Director

Jennifer Swanson
Development Director

Michele Hornish
State Project Director

Ben Resnik
Digital Strategist

Jeffrey Mikoni
Communications Strategist

Laura Duncombe
Field Director

Revolution Messaging

The Pastorum Group

We are the group of people behind It Starts Today, which has already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund every single Democratic nominee for US House and Senate races in 2018. We want to bring the success we’ve seen there to Missouri. We can do that, with your help.

Why are we doing this?


Decades of neglect have taken a toll on Missouri Democrats. Once a purple bellwether state, Missouri is now a GOP trifecta. So it’s tempting to focus all of our attention on a handful of districts that might be “winnable” — but that strategy leaves some of the candidates that need the most support in the dust.

60% of Missouri has seen nothing but GOP candidates for cycle upon cycle. Democrats running in those districts have little infrastructure to rely on and significant fundraising challenges to overcome. With no support, they become just a name on a ballot, abandoned and unable to spread a message about common-sense policies to the people who need to hear about them most. Activists in those districts are left without a cause to rally around, and voters are left without a real choice.

We can change that.

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