Email date: 12/7/11
We hope you will take a few minutes to look over our annual report. This has truly been a year like no other.
Considering the challenges facing our state and the threats looming over our democracy, there has never been a time when the Democracy Campaign was needed more than it is right now.
The faltering economy has caused real pain and hardship for a great many people. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at the obscene sums of money thrown at elections. The political economy seems to be the only sector that is completely recession-proof. That makes no sense until you consider that only about 1% of the population pays for all the election advertising and other political campaigning.
The top 1% that buys elections and ends up owning our government has been feeling no pain. The rich are getting steadily richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle class is slowly disappearing. The Democracy Campaign is fighting against the corruption that produces such social and economic injustice, and fighting for reforms that empower the 99%.
Our cause is not recession-proof. Like most charitable and social-change organizations, it hasn’t been easy for the Democracy Campaign to raise funds in this ailing economy. Just this morning there was a front-page story in the Wisconsin State Journal painting a grim financial picture for nonprofit groups. The holiday season is critical for nonprofits, as nearly half of charitable donations are made in the last six to eight weeks of the year. Year-end giving can make or break a nonprofit’s budget, and ours is no exception.
Please consider making a special year-end gift to the Democracy Campaign to help us keep working to make people matter more than money in politics. Go here to make your tax-deductible donation.
All of us here at the Democracy Campaign wish you a joyous holiday season.