It’s been a bit of a rough go with the fundraiser this year. As of last night we were down $5,000 in sponsorships from last year. And I was hoping to be significantly UP from last year so that we could upgrade our podcast equipment. But, as I told one of our sponsors, our opponents are legion and highly effective. They have largely achieved the goal they set out for decades ago: kneecap the progressive allies who support Democrats in order to take away their source of funding and other resources. That’s the reality we live in today and one of the key reasons why I believe this website is so critical.
So, if you as an individual or your organization is in a position to help us out, we’d love to hear from you today. You can get all the information you need HERE.
But, of course, the party is ON! As you know, we will be doing a live recording of our podcast The Sit and Spin Room with LOLGOP & Eclectablog. Our very special guests will be Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and former Dean of the House/current Dean of Twitter, John Dingell. Here’s a photo of the two of them from our party two years ago when we crowned Mr. Dingell the Dean of Twiter:
As we have in our previous three fundraisers, we’re also giving everyone who attends one of our “Eclectagrog” beer glasses. This year’s version – seen there on the right – is our best one yet, in my opinion. We’ll also have a raffle of some great items including some of Anne’s amazing photos and a full set of four Eclectagrog glasses:
And, of course, free food and free beer.
We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a truly fun evening of progressive conversation and camaraderie.
And, if you can’t afford the $35 ticket price, come anyway! We aren’t turning anyone away because generous donors have purchased advance tickets for those who can’t afford it. Don’t you just love liberals?!
So, without further ado, here is our current list of sponsors for the 2017 Eclectablog fundraising party (I will update this list if we receive new sponsors.):
Protector of the Public level – $180
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan
Barb Fuller – MI List
American Federation of Teachers – Michigan
LJ Gallagher PsyD & Associates
Eli Savit & Amanda Rice
Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds Larry Kestenbaum & Janice Gutfreund
Tim Lange (Meteor Blades), Senior Political Writer at Daily Kos
Champion of the Commons level – $300
State House Representative Donna Lasinski
State House Representative Sam Singh
State House Representative Adam Zemke
Equality Evangelist – $600
ACLU of Michigan
Michigan Democratic Party
Change Media Group
Gerald & Christine Erickson
Guardian of Good Government level – $1,200
Michigan Nurses Association
Michigan House Democrats
Democracy Defender – $2,500 or more
Michigan Education Association
UAW Community Action Council
American Federation of Teachers – National
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors!