Dude, is your hair on fire???!
“We came up a little short”
“I just got the numbers from Sara and they don’t look good”
“The deadline is midnight tonight”
“Can you chip in to make sure we beat Trump?”
If your email inbox looks like mine, you spend what feels like hours a day deleting fundraising emails from candidates and causes. If it’s near the end of the quarter, they get even more ridiculous.
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What you get in return is a site that driven not by clickbait-y articles but information you can use to make more informed decisions in your political life and podcast guests who provide you with important perspectives that inform and educate you.
We recently brought on Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum who is providing essential information about voting and election security. LOLGOP, Mitchell Robinson, and Ammara Ansari give their unique perspectives on a wide range of topics. Here are a few of the guests we’ve had on The GOTMFV Show podcast since our last fundraiser:
- Dessa Cosma with Detroit Disability Power
- Marcy Wheeler from EmptyWheel.net
- Susan Demas from Michigan Advance
- Amanda Litman from Run for Something
- Stephen Miles from Win Without War
- Leah Greenberg, co-founder of the Indivisible movement
- Wisconsin Dems Chair Ben Wikler
And, of course, each week we talk to Jordan Zakarin from Progressives Everywhere.
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