Hey Anne, I want to make sure you saw Markos' email from earlier this week.
Daily Kos traffic and activism is exploding right now, and stopping Trump's agendaâ€”starting with the Trumpcare catastrophe, which our campaigns team is working on every single dayâ€”is our top priority. That means holding every Democrat in Congress accountable and making life hell for Republicans.
Ad revenue alone can't support Daily Kosâ€”and it hasn't for a few years now. Online media has changed, and we changed with it. Contributions from readers like you make up more than a third of our annual revenue, so our ability to grow and win rests with you.
So, I'm asking you: Can you chip in to help Daily Kos keep fighting?
President, Daily Kos
P.S. I've included Markos' email below in case you missed it.
Anne, something has happened here at Daily Kos. Take a look at our traffic:
That surge at the end? That's Trump's doing.
February 2017 is our biggest month everâ€”bigger even than November 2016!â€”with a jaw-dropping 18 million unique readers.
We're not the only place that's seen a surge of excitement since the election, of course. Thousands of people have stormed town hall meetings nationwide. Millions of people have turned out to protest. Local Democratic Parties have been overwhelmed with new volunteers.
Daily Kos is the go-to place for progressives to get their news, and that gives us a deeper reach into the emerging anti-Trump movement than almost any other organization on the left. That puts us in a powerful position as the Democrats nationwide fight back against Trump's oligarchical agenda and creeping authorianism.
We need to stop Trump. We need to keep the pressure on Democrats in Congress to oppose everything that Trump puts forward. We need to make life hell for Republicans in tough states and districts. We need to light up the congressional switchboard every day and flood every town hall with concerned constituents. If we have the resources to organize the millions of progressives who read Daily Kos every month, we can stop Trump now and win big in 2018.
Can you chip in $5 right now to help Daily Kos keep fighting?
These next few years will be make or break for us. Republicans have a huge advantage over Democrats in elections across the country because Republicans mostly controlled the redistricting process after the 2010 census. Elections that will determine who controls redistricting after the 2020 census start this year in places like Virginia and New Jersey.
We need a lot of help to get the work done. We need to add new voices to our editorial team so that all parts of the progressive movement have a voice on our site. We need to expand our activism team to push back on GOP not just in DC, but at the state and local level. And we need a tech and support team that can keep this operation running as smoothly as possible.
With more than 18 million unique readers a month, we could fully fund Daily Kos for more than two years if everyone chipped in just $1. But obviously, not everyone does. So if you have the ability to contribute, please contribute $5 now.
Thank you and keep fighting,
Founder and Publisher, Daily Kos
Daily Kos, PO Box 70036, Oakland, CA, 94612.