July 29, 2009
A report on YOUR progress
By James Wilson

Quote of the Day: "The natural proclivity of democratic governments is to pursue public policies which concentrate benefits on the well-organized and well-informed, and disperse the costs on the unorganized and ill-informed." --  Peter Boettke

Subject: A report on YOUR progress

We're making lots of progress. This is YOUR progress, because everything we do depends on you, and on the Downsize DC Army. Thank you for making our growth possible.

With 3 days left in July, here's where we stand...

New registered users of our Educate the Powerful System: Last month the number was 994. So far this month the number is 1,594. That's an increase of 600! Thank you!

Letters to Congress: Last month the number was 43,291 letters. So far this month the number is 48,840. That's an increase of 5,549, and another important goal met. Thank you!

The Downsize DC Army: At the end of June it stood at 26,105 (subscribers). As of yesterday it now stands at 27,522. That's an increase of 1,417 in less than a month! Thank you.

It took us 176 days to grow from 24,000 to 25,000. Then just 59 days to get to 26,000, and a mere 16 days to get to 27,000.

14 days have passed since we reached 27,000 members/subscribers, so it would take an extra hard push to reach 28,000 in less than the 16 days it took us to go from 26,000 to 27,000. The easiest way to do that is to follow our super-simple instructions for personalized recruiting. Try it!

We're also hard at work preparing to promote the "Read the Bills Act" to the media. Reporters and columnists are paying increased attention to our idea. The latest example is an Op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer that's also been reprinted in the Hampton Roads Daily Press.

The potential for rapid growth through media outreach is huge, but to achieve that potential we must continue to hit our fundraising marks too. Here's how we're doing . . .

* We recruited 19 new pledgers in June. We have 16 so far in July. We need just 4 more in the next 3 days to meet our goal of exceeding what we did last month. Can you be one of the 4?

* We had 26 one-time donations in June. We have 26 so far in July. We need just 1 more in the next three days to meet our goal of exceeding what we did last month. Can you be that one?

If we always do more than we did before, we're certain to reach our goal. Downsize DC!

Please help us do this by starting a monthly credit card pledge -- it can be as low as $5 a month (which is just 17 cents per day). You can start your pledge using our secure online contribution form.

Please let us know if its okay to advertise your support here:

NEW MONTHLY PLEDGERS IN JULY: Mary E Sullivan, Raul A., Michael Jones, Alan Farrar, Emma Flores, Michael S Gerlica, John C Matthews, Cheston E Unnewehr, Val Grayson, Arlene Aquino, Susan Varey, Chris Sengenberger, John DiLiberto, 3 unlisted -- 16 total. FROM JUNE: Bryan L Anderson, Janet Rea, Timothy M. Dyer Jr, Kenny Harrill, Ryan Sharif, Katherine Durham, David C. Flathmann, Maggie Culver, Ginny Rober, Dwight E. Baker, David H. Abernathy, John Murphy, Jeremiah J Blanchard, 6 unlisted -- 19 total

Or, you could make a one-time donation. Please let us know on our secure contribution form if its okay to advertise your support here:

NEW ONE TIME DONORS IN JULY: Karen Glasgow, Brian Keith, Susan Thomas, Chelsea Moller, Michael Herman, Bonnie Hofer, Anita Binns, Brian O'Neill, Richard E Camp, Travis Walston, Donald Grahn, Sonja Thompson, 14 unlisted -- 26 total. FROM JUNE: Bryan L Anderson, Richard S. Tolleson, Bryan Anderson, West Coile, James Sherman, Lawrence Lappin, Malin Williams, Jeffrey Taylor, Jason Pace, Kraig Clark, Autumn Browne, Victoria Pate, Patricia Barnum, Dwight E Baker, Rick Slusher, Dr. R.S. Gillinson, Edward J Krieger, Jan Berridge, 8 unlisted -- 26 total

Thank you for being a part of the GROWING Downsize DC Army.

Jim Babka
President, Inc.

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What Can We Do For You?

We can help you downsize the federal government, if you want that. All you have to do is join. It's free! In return...

We'll give you an army.

We're recruiting a huge army of supporters to work for what you want.

We'll give you influence.

The Downsize DC Army will exert relentless, resistance-numbing pressure on Congress.

We'll make your voice heard.

We'll use our growing army to make your beliefs heard by everyone, everywhere, every day.

We'll give you winning strategies.

Ideas like our "Read the Bills Act" and the "One Subject at a Time Act" will give you the leverage to win the public debate, control Congress, and Downsize DC!

We'll give you powerful tools.

  • Your free membership includes a subscription to our free email newsletter, the Consent Chronicle, which national talk show host Jerry Hughes calls by far the best newsletter he receives.
  • You'll be able to use our Educate the Powerful SystemSM to pressure Congress. It's easy. All it takes is a few mouse clicks and keyboard strokes. You can do it in your bathrobe while you're drinking your morning coffee, or during a break at work.
  • You'll also gain access to our 16-page strategy document, "The Downsize DC Vision." You'll learn about important insights like "ignoring an axiom," and powerful strategies like "picking off the herd." One reader called this document "the unified field theory" of political change.

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