Yesterday I asked for your financial support to help keep me blogging through the end of the year, and 31 loyal readers quickly responded with $1,515 in individual contributions over just the first 24 hours. And SEIU 775, the long-term care workers union, just became HA’s first institutional sponsor, pledging to purchase $2,500 in advertising over the remaining year.
Thank you all for generosity.
That’s a great start to my first fundraising drive in two years, but we’re still a long ways from our $25,000 goal. $25K may seem like a lot of money, but not when you’re living on it, and it’s the bare minimum I need to keep the lights on and the mortgage paid over the next 8 months.
Am I worth it? You decide. Was it worth having me blogging when I exposed failed FEMA Director Mike Brown’s emergency management “experience” as consisting of supervising horse show judges for the International Arabian Horse Association, a post that moved national headlines and ultimately led to his ouster? Was I worth your support when I knocked David Irons out of the 2005 King County Executive race with my exposé on his physically violent family feud?
Is it worth having me here to watchdog the out-of-touch and condescending editors at the Seattle Times, and to help set the media frame on any number of local issues?
If it is, then I need your support, because without it I simply cannot continue blogging. It’s not a threat, it’s not a complaint… it’s just a simple economic reality. So if you want to maintain HA as one of the best written, best read and most surprisingly influential local political blogs in the nation, please give generously today. And then badger your fellow travelers to do the same.