ActBlue, the Democratic online fundraising clearinghouse, laid off roughly 17 percent of its staff on Monday as part of what the nonprofit said was a “restructuring” that would help ensure its “long-term financial sustainability.”
Exactly how many employees were affected by the layoffs is unclear, but both union and nonunion staff were included in the move. In a separate statement, the ActBlue Union said that 54 workers had been let go in the restructuring, including 32 union members.
ActBlue’s President and CEO Regina Wallace-Jones cast the decision as necessary to control costs and streamline operations ahead of the 2024 election cycle. The nonprofit said that the staff reductions would “mainly take place on the technical side” and would allow the organization to hire some “technical and specialized roles.”