The past few months have been a whirlwind in Michigan (and national) politics and Eclectablog has been there providing you with ongoing coverage of the Courser/Gamrat scandal, giving you front row seats of the #BlackLivesMatter protest at the 2015 Netroots Nation conference, and even getting former Congressman and Dean of the House John Dingell to read his “Greatest Hits” tweets live at our annual fundraiser. If there was big news in Michigan politics, Eclectablog was there to give you the information and analysis you need to be informed and engaged.
However, it costs money to do this, especially since, unlike many other political news & commentary sites, the regular contributors are all paid. That’s why we come to you for a week four times a year asking you to support what we do.
If you weren’t able to attend the fundraiser in July, this is your chance to make a contribution to keep us going and growing. We brought on a new Eclectablogger – John Waite – in the past month and will be announcing another new writer soon.
All the information you need to be a contributor is below. By way of thanks, here’s the video of John Dingell reading his tweets. It’s well worth your time so grab a beverage and enjoy:
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Thanks so much for your continued support,
Chris, Anne, Amy, LOLGOP, Tony, Emma, Judy, John, and Charles