Yes, that time has come dear readers. Over the past year, this blog has grown into the number one resource on the Internet for third party and independent candidate news. It has also become a hub for third party activists and independently minded voters.
We have generated some 3300+ blog posts and 50,000 comments under 2000 different tags. We’ve also logged 679,000+ unique visitors and just under 2,000,000 page views. We have been quoted by some of the largest blogs on the Internet as well as mainstream newspapers. Some of the world’s most renown experts on ballot access and third party history post or comment here, and leading activists in all parties have made this website a forum for their outreach.
The time has come for the Independent Political Report to grow further. In order to do this, bills must be paid, and bloggers must be hired–we have gone as far as we can go by simply operating on little to no budget. Neither myself, nor the editor before me, have ever asked anything for our hard work–but IPR can be better than it is.
Consider for yourself how much IPR is worth to you, how often you visit it, how much you enjoy the blog–and please donate that amount. While we appreciate one-time donations, we are really looking for a sustainable way to grow IPR in the future. So we are looking for “subscription” donations, which are small donations which will be made each month. $5, $10, $15–every little bit helps. Remember, the mainstream media is not going to cover third parties or independent candidacies, so we’ve got to build our own alternative media. For the cost of a fast food meal each month, you can help sustain IPR–please do.
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