I’ll get right to the point.
The fundraising campaign we launched earlier this month is lagging.
Like other nonprofits, our team would much rather be out there educating, organizing, mobilizing, lobbying and having a real impact, than in here expending our time and energy on fundraising.
But it’s the reality we’re faced with: We’re powered by you—nearly 80 percent of our funding comes from individual donors like you, who contribute anywhere from $5 to $50 to $500.
Every single one of those donations counts.
I’m looking over our mid-year budget right now. If we don’t raise another $45,000 in the next five days, we’ll have to start looking for ways to cut back.
And if there were ever a time to cut back, it’s not now.
Our work includes fighting on your behalf against corrupt corporations that pollute and plunder, and the politicians who enable corporate crimes.
We use the media, the legal system and lobbying efforts to carry out that work.
But that’s not all we do.
We’re also working side-by-side with strong allies, like the Sunrise Movement, Family Farm Action, Regeneration International, to build a massive movement that we believe will have the power to transform the U.S. food & farming system.
It’s a lot, given our modest resources and small-but-dedicated staff in the U.S.
But we believe we can have a real impact. As long as we have you.
You have a lot of good causes to consider, especially leading up to an important national election. As always, we’re grateful for whatever support you can provide during this critical fundraising campaign.