There are a lot of things happening in Congress these days. For one thing, the immigration vote is looming. It is likely to happen this week.
And, on the campaign trail, so-called "fringe" candidates (likely a code word for "anti-war") like Congressman Ron Paul are being excluded from an important forum this Saturday. So you can say, that event is also looming.
But we must pause today. Another important deadline is looming. And it matters to YOU.
DownsizeDC.org is in the game for the long term. After the immigration vote is over and the next issue du jour is on our screen, your DownsizeDC.org will be here. After this candidate forum, heck, after the primary season is over, your DownsizeDC.org will be here.
And we'll be bigger -- closer to the day when we'll be so big that Congress cannot afford to ignore us.
This week, we crossed the 19,000 level for subscribers to this list. We're up almost exactly 700 net subscribers since the end of March. And our list has an Intensity Factor of 1,968 for the month of June. And we expect to top two messages to Congress per subscriber (the Intensity Factor) within the next 48 hours.
And our monthly pledge level is $7,125. That's the largest it's been since we started DownsizeDC.org! Thank you pledgers.
The DownsizeDC.org Army is growing healthier and stronger by the week.
As of now, we need to raise less than $3,200 to make out monthly budget goal. But we're up against a deadline. The month ends Saturday.
But raising that balance just got easier! An anonymous pledge of $1,600 has been made to Downsize DC!
If we can match it, we make budget. Every dollar you donate, is worth two: One from you, one from this pledger.
It's like double-coupons day. It's like a matching fund in your 401-k.
NOW, is the time to step up. You can help us maximize this pledge.
And if you do, your DownsizeDC.org makes budget.
And that's not all. This really is the time to step up because on top of having your contribution matched, you can have a "9/11: Press for Truth" DVD mailed to your home. Here's how . . .
If you're an existing monthly credit card pledger in good standing as of June 15, 2007, all you have to do is increase your monthly pledge by at least $1, and we'll send one to you.
If you're NOT an EXISTING monthly credit card pledger then you can start a monthly credit card pledge of at least $6, or make a one-time credit card donation of $35 or more, and we'll send you the DVD. (Sorry, for technical reasons we cannot make this offer for PayPal pledges or donations).
You can make your contribution here.
If you're not sure whether or not you want that DVD, you can watch the video first! Thanks to the producers of "9/11: Press for Truth," you can watch the documentary on our website, for FREE. Then, make your donation.
We made our budget for eight months in a row, then barely missed in April. But in May, we missed by a long-shot. We have a real chance to get back on track. You can keep your DownsizeDC.org growing and moving forward for the future.
And if you still haven't sent a message opposing the immigration bill, opposing the Schumer bio-metric identifiers for Social Security cards amendment, and supporting the Baucus-Tester amendment to strike the Real ID provisions, then you can do so here.
Onward and upward,
P.S. Why do we do online fundraising? Because more of your dollars make it to the bottom line. Our monthly budget is $14,000. If, for example, we were dependent on direct mail, our adjusted budget would exceed $18,000 per month. And, if we were dependent on telemarketing, our adjusted budget would be more than $22,000 per month. DownsizeDC.org is lean and efficient.
Please, help make the online fundraising process successful. Please help us meet the deadline.
Every dollar you give today is worth two. And, with a sufficient donation, you can get the "9/11: Press for Truth" DVD.
You can donate at our website.
Or, please hit reply and tell us you're mailing a check to . . .
1931 15th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Contributions to DownsizeDC.org are not tax-deductible. However, tax-deductible contributions can be sent to the same address, with the check made out to the Downsize DC Foundation.