Why does ActBlue require my personal information for me to donate?

Any contribution made through ActBlue needs to be reported to the appropriate regulatory body, just like any other contribution. This means that we are required by law to collect your personal information so that campaigns and organizations can properly report your contributions. Most contributions require your name, address, occupation, and employer, but the laws in some states require your employer’s address as well. ActBlue is also required by federal law to report and itemize (that means list the donor name and information for) every single federal donation that comes through our platform to the Federal Election Commission, including donations under $200.

We also pass along your email address, as well as your phone number if you choose to provide it, to the group you gave to and no one else. Providing a phone number when donating is always optional. This contact information is vital for groups running grassroots fundraising programs and is also how we’re able to send you an email receipt for your contribution. We never sell your personal information or share it with anyone beyond the group you gave to.


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What do you do with the phone number I provide when I donate?

Providing a phone number when donating is optional. We pass along your number to the group you gave to and no one else. This contact information is vital for…

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What do you do with the email address I provide when I donate?

We pass along your email address to the group you gave to and no one else. This contact information is vital for groups running grassroots fundraising programs and is…

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