Underwood’s campaign is powered by grassroots supporters and small dollar donations.
ST. CHARLES, IL — Congresswoman Lauren Underwood announced today that her reelection campaign raised more than $1.2 million in campaign funds during the second fundraising quarter of 2020, bringing her to a total of $4.9 million raised for the 2020 election cycle with more than $3 million cash on hand. Rep. Underwood, a registered nurse and public health expert, has made access to high-quality, affordable health care her top priority in Congress. Underwood’s Health Care Affordability Act was approved by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support June 29.
During the second quarter of 2020, Underwood received contributions from more than 11,000 supporters; 92 percent of those donations were under $200. The campaign funds will allow Underwood to share with her constituents the work she has accomplished on their behalf in Congress while funding a robust community organizing team across the seven counties of the 14th Congressional District. Underwood will host a virtual rally on July 17 with volunteers and supporters.
“I have to be honest: I wasn’t sure how successful our fundraising efforts would be this quarter,” Rep. Underwood said, “So many in our community are struggling due to COVID-19, and I know that there are so many worthy causes to support right now. I am so proud and thankful to our IL-14 community for making certain we have the resources we need to be successful in this race. We’re ready to make history once again in November.”