Battleground Texas announced Monday it raised $1.1 million dollars in its effort to to shift the state’s political landscape. The organization, whose mission is to make Texas competitive in state and national politics, launched in February. Its staff includes some of the architects of President Obama’s presidential campaigns.

Officials say they’ve received donations from more than 3,500 individuals. Most of the money was raised in small amounts, with an average contribution of about $45. Organizers say the numbers underscore the strong grassroots showing. “It’s really remarkable the kind of grassroots energy we’re witnessing in Texas – and it’s humbling that so many Texans have contributed their hard-earned dollars to support our plan to turn the state into a battleground by treating it like one,” said Executive Director Jenn Brown.

Battleground Texas also held its first fundraiser in Washington, DC last week.