I’m asking listeners to help fund Season 2. I am trying to raise $25,000 to fund production and promotion. You can make a one-time donation here or become a patron. Thank you for staying engaged in our democracy!
I began producing The Pledge Podcast in 2018 as a way to celebrate people who are devoting themselves - making a pledge - to keeping our democracy strong. I started in Alabama because I wanted to know more about all the energy that came together to elect Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate. Since starting the podcast, I have found dozens more inspiring stories that demonstrate the breadth and depth of American political engagement. I know these stories will help all of us get involved and stay involved. They sure help keep me going. The more stories we share, the more powerful we will become as an engaged activist community, owning our democracy, and ensuring that our voices are heard.
I’m now reaching out to my listeners to help me fund Season Two.
In this crucial election year, we will be featuring stories celebrating Resilience and Courage. Resilience is the strength to keep fighting, even when the odds are long, and to take defeat in stride on the long road to victory. Courage is the incredible spirit it takes to stand up to large, well-funded, and often scary forces, and to fight for your rights as a citizen. We will be featuring some veteran activists who can share their perspective on the long view of history, along with young activists just finding their voices standing up to the NRA and the Koch takeover of college campuses and state and local politics. We have great leads for inspiring stories that you will want to hear as the antidote to the nastiness and cynicism of national politics - but we need your help to make it a reality.
To date, I have self-funded this project, which has been a true labor of love but not a sustainable business model! I am still pursuing foundation funding and possible partnerships with activist organizations, which would allow The Pledge to grow into a true network of activists around shared stories and mutual inspiration. The more you, as listeners, show your dedication and support, the more attractive the project will be for potential outside funding sources and partners.
Each donation of $25 or more will also receive a thank you gift of a limited edition Pledge Podcast founding member button, and donors of $200 or more will also receive a stylish Pledge Podcast t-shirt.
Most of all, please keep listening and sharing the podcast, and helping us build our Pledge Podcast community of listener activists!
Thank you so much for your support, and for your commitment to taking back our democracy.
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