30 Aug A Note from Tom DeWeese
As I’m sure you know, it takes a lot of effort and money to run American Policy Center’sprograms and to publish The DeWeese Report every month.
First we have to track down the details for the legislation issues and then, after I write the articles it takes staff to lay out the pages and prepare for publication. Then we take the articles and individually send them to newspapers, radio programs and Internet news sites.
But the real expense is in printing and postage. Printing costs have been steadily rising over the past several years. And now we learn that, yet again, postage costs are going up.
The truth is, I must spend at least half of my time working to raise the funds we need every month. As I’ve mentioned before, APC receives no large grants from foundations or corporations. All of our money comes from individual donations from people like you. Our average donation is $25.
That’s a good thing because it keeps APC independent. Most large grants come with strings attached and that’s why so many organizations are afraid to fight the big battles. Not APC. That’s because of your independent donations.
However, my constant need to raise funds is the reason I have to send so many letters asking for donations. I know you don’t want to receive so much mail. And it is very expensive to produce.
I have an idea how we can help each other. Less mail for you, less need to spend time and money trying to raise funds for APC.
Would you consider giving APC a regular contribution every month through your credit card? Currently we have several supporters who are doing that and it’s working well. But we need more.
If I had enough supporters doing this APC could meet its basic needs and save money by not having to mail letters to ask for funds.
It doesn’t have to be a large amount. If 100 supporters sent just $15 per month that would be $15,000 per year. And that money would be worth much more to APC because we wouldn’t have to spend much of it seeking more funds.
If you will agree to this (and we can only do it through credit cards) then please complete the enclosed reply form, including the amount you want APC to receive every month and be sure to include your credit card information.
I assure you that my staff will take special care of that information. As I said, we are already doing this for some donors and it is operating very smoothly.
Of course I realize that this program is not for everyone. Some folks don’t even have credit cards or don’t want to use them online. I understand that completely.
Your continued financial support, whether monthly or in single gifts, is the only way I have to keep publishing and distributing The DeWeese Report to bigger and bigger readership. So many of you have written to me to say how important you think The American Policy Center & The DeWeese Report are in our battle for liberty. Will you help me get it out to more readers and to more in the news media and to our elected representatives?
You can help with your monthly instructions or single contribution to the American Policy Center today. Just complete the enclosed reply form. Thanks so much for your continued support. It is making a difference!