Campaigns use the funds we give them for a variety of informational purposes. They plan direct mailings, purchase lawn signs, publish print ads, and do the important work of getting their message out to the public. Together with party building, we consider the job of fundraising for our candidates one of our top priorities. Thanks to our members and our many dedicated community contributors, we have had years of successful elections throughout Tompkins County.
The money we raise through dues, direct mail, and fundraising events goes for one purpose: to support Democratic candidates at the village, town, city, and county levels. Occasionally we make a donation to candidates for state and federal races as well.
Dues is a reasonable $15/year. Members and friends have the opportunity to give to the Victory Club as well. For 2019, the amount requested will be $119.
Basil Smikle speaks at a TCDC fundraiser