Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Fundraiser — October 12, 2015 at 8:27 am

When Progressives support Progressives, Progressives win


It’s the second week of the fourth quarter and that can only mean one thing: We’re going to beg you for money once each day for the next week.

Seriously, though, it is the contributions of our readers that allows Eclectablog to be one of the few progressive political blogs where the regular contributors are all paid for their writing. And your financial support ensures quality writing from a wide variety of progressive intellects (we now have EIGHT contributors!)

Over the past quarter we’ve stayed on top of the major issues and political happenings in the state and the country. When people want to know what’s happening with the Cindy Gamrat/Todd Courser debacle, they come to Eclectablog for the details. When Planned Parenthood’s CEO Cecile Richards was being insulted and badgered by Congressional Republicans on Capitol Hill, we were supporting Planned Parenthood at Eclectablog by participating in National #PinkOut Day. When Michigan Republicans have gone after women’s reproductive rights, you’ve been kept informed on how YOU can fight back.

For all these reasons and more, Eclectablog deserves your support. And when Progressives support Progressives, Progressives win.

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