Sunday, September 19, 2010
Calls for Common Dreams
Estague i kattan ginagao ni' mana'huyong gi duranten i ma'pos na simana.
In March of 2003 our anti-war numbers were in the millions... We were around 30% of the country according to most polls (that's nearly 100 million Americans!) and yet we had no way to communicate with each other aside from through the Nation and a few websites like CommonDreams.org...."
-- Michael Moore
What if you woke tomorrow to find that Common Dreams was gone? Our voices silenced?
This community exists only through the support of our readers. Our readership continues to grow, but we are working with limited resources. You won’t find advertising financing our site. Nor will you find that we are influenced by any corporate sponsorships.
We are beholden to no one but you - our readers. Our supporters.
If you haven’t done so yet, please make a gift today to our Community Campaign. Join the progressive voices that have chosen to stand with us. Help ensure that Common Dreams will be here for you tomorrow, and in the future.
We can’t do it without you!
September 15, 2010
Dear Michael Lujan,
The mainstream media outlets are owned and funded by corporations and moneyed interests. Their mission? To profit. To constrain debate. To drain your spirit for the corporate good.
Common Dreams is a nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors, and supported by you, our community of readers. Our mission? To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good.
Our ‘Community Campaign’ began last Friday, but giving has been slow so far. We must raise another $39,000 to make this fall’s operating budget.
We can’t do it without you. Will you show your support with a gift today?
Your donation is vital to keeping our daily operations going.
Please join us in keeping the progressive dream alive, and help us continue our mission! Make your gift now!
on behalf of all of us at Common Dreams
Dear Michael Lujan,
Craig Brown and Lina Newhouser conceived the vision for Common Dreams in 1997: To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good.
Their vision -- and your support -- has built Common Dreams, a dynamic organization working to grow a strong and influential progressive movement.
For more than three years I’ve been part of Common Dreams, working every day to bring you the information you rely on. In addition to highlighting breaking news, our team brings together a wide range of progressive views from around the world, amplifies needed voices, and counteracts the corporate media.
Common Dreams has evolved over the years -- our reader numbers have multiplied exponentially, we have expanded our content, and we’ve connected with many more readers through Twitter and Facebook. Our momentum has grown. Yet without your support, this momentum cannot continue.
We need your support today!
Your gift will provide vital operational support for today as we continue to move our mission forward: To ignite change for the common good!
For the whole Common Dreams team
Dear Michael Lujan,
In 1997, two activists envisioned the creation of a progressive, online news center; a free resource that would bring together the best progressive voices of our day, making it possible for them to be widely heard. Common Dreams was born.
Thirteen years later, we remain true to our mission: To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good.
But we can’t do it without you!
The corporate mainstream media in the U.S. today no longer serves the public good. Rupert Murdoch’s monopoly of right-wing propaganda dominates radio, television, and print. The public is fed a never ending pablum of war, celebrity and sideshows.
The crisp, clear and unapologetic progressive voice is ever hard to find amidst the din.
Common Dreams works daily to elevate this progressive voice and its message of social, economic and environmental justice; bringing you diverse news and views from a wide range of national and international sources.
Your regular gifts provide our operating support, enabling us to keep moving forward -- gathering and sharing voices of justice with you every day. We accept no corporate support. We sell no advertising. We are beholden to no corporate interests. Common Dreams is here for you!
Today we need your support!
Please help us keep the progressive voice alive. Make a gift today, or become a monthly supporter.
for the whole Common Dreams team
Dear Michael Lujan,
Since 1997 Common Dreams has harnessed the critical progressive voice. We have watched our community grow, nationally and internationally.
But we couldn't have done it without you!
As we head into the November elections, our country is fearful -- facing staggering unemployment levels, endless wars, and a growing fascist, racist far right.
We cannot be silent! Our progressive voices must be heard - must stand out - among the chaos and noise.
Over the next few days, our readers will have the chance to make a difference in the progressive community by making a gift to Common Dreams' September Community Campaign.
YOU have helped build this community through your regular contributions.
We need your continued support today!
These "Community Campaigns" provide the bread and butter for our operations, allowing Common Dreams to continue our vital work: bringing you breaking news and views, while building our progressive online community.
Help us reach our goal today with your gift.
Common Dreams operates entirely on reader donations. We accept NO corporate support or paid advertising. This keeps us true to our mission: To inform, To inspire, To ignite change for the common good.
But we can't do it without you and your support! Please make your gift to Common Dreams today!
Thanks so much.
for the Common Dreams team
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