Day 4 (Second Quarter Fundraiser): Knowledge is power — and it can outsmart big money

Bottom line: You need us and we need you.

You know what we’re up against. There’s a giant pile of money being shoveled into Republican campaigns, more than ever since the Supreme Court ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC.

But there’s something money can’t buy: The passion and energy of dedicated people who are devoted to making this country a better place to live and work. Not just for the wealthiest few, but for every single American.

Those dedicated people are you. They’re us. They’re everyone who is going to step up to help Democrats win in 2014 and stem the tide of corporate influence and ruthless attacks on the middle class.

To emerge victorious in November, we all have to be on top of our game. We have to know the issues, educate voters and stand up for the candidates and causes we believe in.

That’s where Eclectablog comes in. Every single day, we’re providing valuable information on the issues — often on topics not being covered anywhere else. We aim to educate and mobilize. We’re citizen journalism for citizens. That’s you. That’s us.

We’re all in this together. Every one of us at Eclectablog is going to be out in the field working toward Democratic victory in 2014. But for the work we do here, we need your help. We’re not asking for much. We know you’re not the Koch brothers or the DeVos family (and that’s a good thing!). But trust me when I say that every donation helps. Remember: President Obama won two elections with contributions made a few dollars at a time.

Here’s how you can give:

First, you can make your donation using the PayPal link below. You can change the amount if you wish. The default is $50, less than $1 per week — way less than you would spend on a newspaper subscription, and less than it would cost to buy even a gas station coffee once a week.

Or you can wait until the TinyPass pop-up pops up (every tenth click on the site) and donate that way. If you do that, the popups will go away as long as you have cookies enabled. Again, the default amounts for annual or monthly donations can be adjusted to whatever you wish them to be.

If you would prefer to send a check, send Chris an email and he will give you the address. This is the most beneficial way for us because it avoids the Paypal and Tinypass fees that are taken from contributions to the site.

And finally, you can come to the 10-year blogaversary party that will be taking place at the Arbor Brewing Microbrewery (formerly the Corner Brewery) in Ypsilanti on May 1st from 7-9 p.m. If you’d like to make a donation in person, enjoy some free beer, and have a chance at some fun door prizes, please plan to join us then. Our special guest will be the incredible Lizz Winstead, comedian, author, and co-creator of The Daily Show. Lizz will be doing a special Eclectablog comedy set and talking about her exciting new project Lady Parts Justice. LPJ will be bringing a major political event to Lansing this fall before the election and you’ll get to hear more about that at our party.

For more details, updates, and to RSVP, visit our Facebook Blogaversary event page HERE.

If you cannot afford to support us financially, you can still help. Please share our content on your Facebook page or other social media like Twitter, Reddit, etc. Put a “Like” on our Facebook page and click the “Invite friends” button and encourage your friends to like us, too.

Thanks so much,
Amy, Chris, Anne, LOLGOP, Emma and Charles

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