Why Support Fuse?
As a grassroots organization, we rely on the support of activists like you to fuel our work. Specifically, that means you power our far-reaching member base and local councils that mobilize people online and on the ground for the most important issues facing our state. Your partnership helps us deliver stories that motivate people to take action and reach thousands of people with those stories across the state through earned media and new media. You provide the resources that enable us to cultivate strong relationships with elected officials to hold them accountable and build progressive leadership in the areas that need it most. Through our donors’ continuous support over the years, we are able to strategically target the obstacles to long-term progress in Washington state.
Will you make a donation to help us build a more progressive Washington?
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Seattle, WA 98101
Looking for our sister organization, Fuse Innovation, a 501(c)(3)? Visit fuseinnovation.org
Wonder what your donation looks like in action? Here are some examples of the power and success you bring to our work.
Your collective impact
Over the last ten years, Fuse has established the Progressive Voters Guide (PVG) as a one-stop shop, trusted source of election information. In particular, hundreds of thousands of low-information and infrequent voters look online for data about ballot measures and candidates with whom they are not familiar. The PVG is a powerful and cost-effective voter outreach tool because we are reaching people as they are actually filling out their ballot. In 2018, we scaled up our platform to make the PVG our most successful resource for a midterm election, covering more than 200 candidates and ballot measures and reaching our 2016 traffic levels. Users spent an average of five and a half minutes reading our recommendations and more than 10 percent of people who cast a ballot statewide used the guide, a total of 355,000 people.
Fuse is building the grassroots capacity of the progressive movement through long-term organizing projects in the places that determine the balance of power in Washington, including Spokane, East and South King, and Pierce Counties. We build councils of volunteer leaders that help drive our work forward at the local level and that we can mobilize for statewide priority campaigns. In 2019, we had one of our most exciting and successful legislative session thanks to the support of our members.
Two of our top priorities, the 100% Clean Electricity that moves us off dirty electricity by 2045 and the Keep Washington Working Act that protects immigrants, passed and were signed into law. Read about our other 2019 legislative wins here (link to fuse page).
The Communications Hub delivers communications knowledge and capacity to push forward a shared progressive narrative. The Hub works alongside partner organizations and leaders to develop and execute story-based communications strategies to change the public dialogue on the issues that matter most. The Hub has led and supported long-term narrative work to shift the public conversation on taxes, the role of government, and revenue, democracy reform, campaign finance reform, and voting justice. In 2019, they led the communications for the Washington Voting Justice Coalition, which successfully passed a suite of voting access reforms including pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds, same day voter registration, automatic voter registration, and the Washington Voting Rights Act.