| Yesterday on Facebook, a friend posted a link to ClaimItTexas.org, which redirects to the Texas Unclaimed Property Official Website, encouraging folks to look themselves up and see who owes them some property, especially some money. Lo and behold, the financial behemoth that acquired my former bank and sent me skittering to a credit union owes me $20.
Twenty whole dollars!
You may find out you're owed much more, or perhaps only a few bucks or nothing at all.
But here's my challenge to you: take whatever money you're owed (or some of it, if you're owed a LOT of money, claim it, and then donate to the Democratic candidate of your choice.
I'm giving my $20 to Elizabeth Warren, candidate for US Senate in MA, because I find her inspiring, and because working folks desperately need her in the Senate to help rein in the biggest abuses of the biggest banks. Since my $20 comes as a result of some anti-consumer conglomeration practices, it's only fitting. (Fear not, I've given lotsa dollars to Texas Democrats this cycle already, with more to come.)
There are plenty of worthy and deserving Democrats who should get whatever you find you're owed, so check out the Burnt Orange to Blue page for more ideas, OR advocate for your favorite candidates in the comments.
End of quarter FEC deadlines are coming soon, as are the 30-day TEC reports. Claim your money and give it to a Democrat, and invest in a Bluer tomorrow!