Email date: 12/27/12
If you are among the many who responded so generously to our recent appeals for a year-end gift in support of the Democracy Campaign’s work, thank you. We deeply appreciate your vote of confidence.
If you haven’t done so yet, there are still a few days left to make a charitable contribution to the Democracy Campaign and get a tax deduction for this year.
As 2012 draws to a close and the new year approaches, evidence of the value of our work has been in the news. The state’s largest newspaper had a front-page story just before Christmas about all the money the powerful gun lobby has put behind Governor Scott Walker. Two weeks earlier there was another top story of how a Milwaukee businessman and his wife donated $25,000 to the governor a month before his company was handed a million-dollar state contract.
Both of these stories were made possible by the Democracy Campaign’s money-tracking operation. These stories are among more than 300 newspaper articles and over 200 TV and radio reports in 2012 that were based on our data and research.
Our new year’s resolution is to find a way to keep making stories like these possible . . . to keep shining light in dark places in Wisconsin politics and to hold those in power accountable to the people of our state. We will, of course, continue to stand our ground against legislative and legal attacks on government transparency and fair elections and the right to vote. And we will keep working for reforms that make people matter more than money in politics.
All of us at the Democracy Campaign hope we can count on your support, and hope you will consider making a tax deductible year-end charitable gift to help us on our way.
Happy new year!