Eclectablog readers are informed voters.
There are plenty of reasons to support the work we do here at Eclectablog. But one of the best reasons I can think of is this:
We work for you. And our work helps you take action that makes a difference in Michigan.
It’s especially important in an election year when we stand poised to take back our state from the extremists who have had us in a stranglehold since 2010.
But you know as well as I do that the mainstream media isn’t always going to give you the information you need to make informed choices. Eclectablog, particularly our fearless leader Chris Savage, is consistently ahead of the mainstream media on the stories that matter most: the bullying that made us a Right to Work for Less state overnight, the travesty of the EAA and privatization of our public schools, the ongoing shenanigans of Republican legislators and shifty dealings of officials like Attorney General Bill Schuette. We were holding Rick Snyder’s feet to the fire long before the rest of the media noticed that he is not helping our state and its citizens, but is instead helping himself and his cronies to a bigger and bigger share of the pie.
We also bring you the good news: about candidates you should get to know, about great Democrats doing great work and about the achievements of Democratic officials — ground gained despite the obstacles put up by their Republican counterparts.
Every election year is important, but this one is crucial. Stick with us and we’ll make sure you have the facts you need to make informed voting decisions on August 5 and November 4.
But we can’t do it without you. Eclectablog is one of the few blogs that pays its writers — and because of the generosity of our supporters that means, in essence, that YOU pay us. We work for you. How many other media outlets can you say that about?
There are three ways to help.
First, you can make your donation using the PayPal link below. You can change the amount if you wish. The default is $50 which is basically $1 per week, a pretty good value.
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And remember: VOTE on August 5th and November 4th. When Democrats vote, Democrats win. We’ll be here to celebrate the victories, too.
Thanks so much for your support,
Amy, Chris, Anne, LOLGOP, Emma and Charles
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