As some of you know, my active involvement in issue advocacy and politics was ignited by one man more than any other: Barack Obama. He inspired me to be the change I wish to see in the world.
After working to get him re-elected in 2012, both as a neighborhood team leader and Michigan Deputy Digital Director, I realized that was the kind of work I wanted to do full time. One of the first places I began using my writing to educate and engage others was Eclectablog.
When I first reached out to Chris Savage about writing a post, he said he insisted on paying all of his writers and didn’t have the budget at the time. I begged him to let me say what was on my mind and he did. Not long after, he brought me on as a paid contributor, for which I will be forever grateful.
Since then, Chris has significantly expanded Team Eclectablog to bring diverse viewpoint to the task of making sure Progressive voices are heard — both ours and yours. We provide information that can help you make better voting decisions and take actions to support elected officials and policies that work for the good of the people and push back against those that don’t. Your contributions make our work possible.
In the final days of President Obama’s administration, what lies ahead in the next four years feels stark and painful. But President Obama has made it clear that we can — and must — continue the work we started together. I’m committed to that task, as I know you are, too. At Eclectablog, we’ll continue covering the issues we know matter to the Progressive community and we will fight to protect the progress we’ve made. We are all part of President Obama’s legacy, both those of us who work to educate and engage, and those of you who read and act on the information we share.
If you find what we do here important and are able to help support us financially, we would be most grateful. There are two ways to help. First, you can use the handy PayPal forms at the top of the right sidebar to make a one-time donation via Paypal or to set up a monthly donation. Second, you can send a check (which avoids Paypal taking out a percentage of your donation) to Chris Savage, P.O. Box 32, Dexter, MI 48130. Please make the check payable to “Eclectablog”.
To sweeten the pot this time, for every donation of $75 or more, we will send you Anne Savage’s incredible photomosaic of Barack Obama titled “Out of Many, We are One“. This image, created out of the faces of people attending his rallies in 2008, appeared as a two-page spread in TIME magazine in their January 2009 Person of the Year issue and has been on the cover of magazines and books around the world:
Thank you for your continued support.
[Photos by Anne Savage.]