The first few days of the 115th Congress include an attempt to dismantle the House’s ethics office, Republicans trying to rush through confirmation on Trump’s Cabinet nominees before their ethics investigations and background checks are completed, and the long-expected effort to revoke the health insurance of millions of Americans. It’s hard to keep on top of it all, especially since most corporate media has no interest in criticizing the Trump regime in any depth, so this week’s non-profit is deeply necessary.
More on that after we review our impact from 2016. And read on to the end to learn about the new donation incentive: a monthly art giveaway!
Year Five Weeks In Review
Last week’s donation from Rebekah C. plus our match resulted in $50 donated to NARAL. That brings us to a total of $1,475 raised for five charities in November and December last year! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.
If we can do that in five weeks, what can we do with the fifty-one weeks left this year? I’m going to be ambitious and set a goal of $20,000 raised through the Weekly Charity Match this year. Let’s get started!
This Week: ProPublica
From their website:
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.
They’ve got a lot of work ahead of them.
New: Monthly Art Giveaway!
To further incentivize donations, it’s time for me to pull out my art supplies again… In addition to the matching program, every forwarded donation receipt, regardless of the amount1Limit one entry per person per week; you don’t need to split your donation up into multiple smaller donations just to generate more receipts., will count as an entry into a monthly art giveaway. I’ll draw a custom portrait for a randomly drawn donor, and mail them the original art. (I’ll post a scan here too, unless the donor asks I do otherwise.)
Call to Action
We’ve seen recently that the combined voices of many can sway Congress’s decisions, simply by letting them know that we’re paying attention. This week, via @derekcnel on Twitter, a request to call your Senator and ask them to allow the ethics review process to continue:
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|1.||↑||Limit one entry per person per week; you don’t need to split your donation up into multiple smaller donations just to generate more receipts.|