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"It Takes Money to Fix Things."

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"It Costs Money to Fix Things" by F. Opper and C. P. Huntington, 1884, Image courtesy Library of Congress

From the Democratic Party's Platform on Restoring and Strengthening Our Democracy


Democrats believe that the interests and the voices of the American people should determine our elections. Money is not speech, and corporations are not people. Democrats will fight to pass a Constitutional amendment that will go beyond merely overturning Citizens United and related decisions like Buckley v. Valeo by eliminating all private financing from federal elections.

In the meantime, Democrats will work with Congress on legislation to strengthen the public funding system by matching small-dollar donations for all federal candidates, crack down on foreign nationals who try to influence elections, and ensure that super PACs are wholly independent of campaigns and political parties. We will bring an end to “dark money” by requiring full disclosure of contributors to any group that advocates for or against candidates, and bar 501(c)(4) organizations from spending money on elections. Democrats will ban corporate PACs from donating to candidates and bar lobbyists from donating, fundraising, or bundling for anyone they lobby.

The Democratic Party of Douglas County is an all-volunteer organization. But we need your support to keep our office open, buy office supplies and campaign materials, pay postage, and to support our candidates.

You can make a one-time or recurring donation through ActBlue, the Democrats’ online home for small-dollar donors.

Or you can mail us a check, payable to the Douglas County Democratic Central Committee to:

Democratic Party of Douglas County

Roseburg, OR 97470

Campaign finance law requires us to collect your occupation, employer, and employer's address. If you are retired, self-employed, or not employed, please use your home address.

Contribution rules:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder).

  • The contribution must be made from your own funds, and funds cannot be provided to you by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.

  • You must be at least eighteen years old.

There are other ways to help your local Democratic Party.

You can participate in our Planned Giving Program.

You can attend the Flegel Dinner, our annual celebration. You can also donate items to the silent auction and bid on the items.

You can participate in occasional fundraisers such as our Valentine’s Day, Earth Day and Flag Day celebrations.

Best of all, you can donate your time by taking advantage of a variety of volunteer opportunities.

In so many ways—by donating your time, your talents and, yes, your money—you can help the Democratic Party of Douglas County fulfill its mission.  We gratefully thank you for your support.

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