Dash for Democracy is all about celebrating American democracy. Simple as that. From September 11 to 17, 2023, join us for a week of fun and purpose. Tune in to our live Band Together for Democracy program, participate in a virtual 5k (you can move through it however you want!), attend our Democracy Dialogues virtual speakers series, meet up with friends, or create art inspired by democracy. It's about doing our part without the political noise. Love of country, constitution, and democracy is what unites us. Team up with us, raise funds, and make a difference. Every dollar goes to pro-democracy organizations. Let's dash! For democracy, for community, for us.
FIRST STEP: SIGN UP AT OUR COUNTRY FIRST TEAM PAGE
>> Join Country First's Team
Country First has created and convened the Dash for Democracy event, and has invited many other pro-democracy non-profits organizations to create their own teams. We're all in friendly competition for the same great cause: saving American Democracy!
BAND TOGETHER FOR DEMOCRACY: BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Click here to see the band information and access the ranked-choice voting ballot!
Dash for Democracy gives you the opportunity and tools to invite your friends, family, neighbors, and social media following to donate to the cause of celebrating and advancing American democracy. You can either tie your personal fundraiser to your participation in our Dash for Democracy Virtual 5k OR you can tie it to your volunteerism, passion, or other activity related to your fight for a better democracy for us and future generations.
>> Create your personal fundraising page
- Go to the Country First team page
Click the "Fundraise" button
- Note: The button looks like this:
- Then set your goal, and post the personal link to your social media, email or text it to friends, etc.
- Here's our step-by-step video orientation guide to setting up your fundraiser:
We recommend sharing why democracy is important to you, and why groups like Country First give you hope.
Grassroots Fundraising Incentives:
You can earn prizes from raising funds for Country First through our Dash for Democracy team page.
Prizes stack as you reach each level.
- Raise or Give $150+ = C1 Pin
- Raise or Give $300+ = Exclusive Dash for Democracy T-Shirt
- Raise or Give $1000+ = C1 Insulated Tumbler Cup
- Raise or Give $2500+ = Embroidered hoodie/zip-up
- Raise or Give $5000+ = Signed Renegade by Adam Kinzinger (new book released October 17, 2023)
- Top Fundraiser (must raise or give at least $10,000+) = Flight and hotel to Adam Kinzinger speaking event with one-on-one meeting opportunity.
We're encouraging all Dash for Democracy participants who have an interest in doing something active to run, walk, bike, roller-blade, really whatever you want!... 5k (3.1 miles) to benefit Country First's fight for American democracy. You get to set the time, course and speed (although we’d love to help with the soundtrack - coming soon!).
Download our Virtual 5k Race Bib here, and sport it as you complete your virtual 5k! (Coming Soon)
Dash for Democracy participants can participate in and even create fantastic events during the week:
Create an Informal Event on your own, or with friends:
DEMOCRACY DIALOGUES: DASH FOR DEMOCRACY SPEAKERS SERIES
We have an exciting virtual program agenda that is sure to educate, engage, and encourage Dash for Democracy participants. Feel free to attend as many of these events as you'd like.
9/11 at 3 pm ET: RSVP >> Democracy Dialogues - September 11 & Foreign Affairs
9/12 at 3 pm ET: RSVP >> Democracy Dialogues - Arts & Sports
9/13 at 8 pm ET: RSVP >> Democracy Dialogues - Religion & Democracy
9/14 at 8 pm ET: RSVP >> Democracy Dialogues - Electoral History & Reform
9/15 at 3 pm ET: RSVP >> Democracy Dialogues - Technology Modernization & Democracy