Happy Birthday FDL Membership – March 8, 2012

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 11:05 am

On this day of March in 2011, only 5 quick months after I began working for Firedoglake, we launched our membership drive. We had over 500 members join within the first week, and an additional 300 in the second week. It was an amazing heartfelt success, as people were pledging to help make Firedoglake sustainable for years.

By joining membership, whether you all know it or not, you have helped to bring on new writers, support our staff, allow for more petitions and actions to take place, and encouraged us to grow as a news source.

FIREDOGLAKE – Independent Media. Kick-Ass Activism. Join Today.


When It’s Steamboat Time, You Steam… (My First Year as a Member at Firedoglake)

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 2:50 pm

Though I’m a reticent skeptic, when Firedoglake announced their membership program a year ago, I signed right up. Jane and friends provide reporting and activism that is exceptionally savvy and pragmatic. Creating a community to further that activism was maybe the best example of that keen understanding of what works and what doesn’t. I knew joining would be the right choice. And so it was — the last year has been amazing.

Organizing a 2 Week Trip for Lt. Dan Choi to Visit Occupations

By: Monday February 27, 2012 6:15 pm

I have had the pleasure this week to work with Jane Hamsher and Lt. Dan Choi, DADT activist and superstar occupier! I have been booking travel and organizing events for Dan at 5 different occupations across the country, from Delaware to Fairbanks, AK.

Thoughts on Monday’s Historic UNESCO Vote for Palestine – Obama Prepares to Quit UNESCO

By: Tuesday November 1, 2011 8:30 am

The United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization, one of the most important bodies on the planet, voted to give the Palestinian State full membership in the body. The US opposed, and by statute must now stop funding UNESCO.

Sunday Late Night: Don’t Let FDL Get Left Behind

By: Sunday August 28, 2011 8:01 pm

We’ll never have the resources of an MSNBC — we don’t have an attached global armaments dealer. We’ll never even have the resources of a Huffington Post — we don’t have the luxury of a cushy divorce settlement driving us into the arms of a soft and lazy internet provider.

But we have one luxury no one else has: we have the most committed membership and the most responsive organization. So get on board. Don’t let Firedoglake get left behind. More important, don’t get left behind yourself.

Become a member of Firedoglake now.

Firedoglake: The Most Exciting Thing

By: Friday August 26, 2011 12:00 pm

As one of the oldest-timers around these parts, though, here’s my answer: the most exciting thing in the Firedoglake community is the very next thing. Now that we have a real membership infrastructure in place, t-shirts and stickers and webinars and meetups, we never know what the next exciting thing is. Because it’s right around the corner.

And you, as a Firedoglake Member, get to help FDL decide what that will be.

Give a Little, Get a Lot: What You Get for Becoming a Member of Firedoglake

By: Thursday August 25, 2011 7:45 am

Cue the FDL Membership association – a brilliant idea conceived like many others at FDL: in our comments section. It allows us to continue to build our organization on donations from our supporters while putting us on steadier footing for our future. Since its inception, the membership association has revolutionized our work at FDL – we’ve become much more organized internally, and are churning out projects and ideas left and right.

Late Night FDL: Become a Member to Keep The Progressive Voice Loud

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 8:00 pm

You get all of this value from FDL seven days a week, every day of the year. If this community is something you value, something that you really build into your life, please consider becoming a member.

For $5 or $10 a month, the cost of a bucket of chicken, you can not only be sure that the voices and community you value are maintained and strengthened, but you also become a card carrying member of the Professional Left!

Join FDL and Be Ahead of the Curve

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 7:39 am

FDL is a place where you can connect with and “talk” with people like you who want to know more than the canned pablum fed to you by Big Media and where your own thoughts, analysis and opinions are heard and can spark action. It’s a big noisy, sometimes rambunctious family we have going here, but we’re all together in our search for truth and in our desire to effect positive change.

The Changing Blogosphere and the Need for Progressive Infrastructure

By: Tuesday August 23, 2011 5:00 pm

I read about 80-100 news sources, from blogs to online news sites to traditional media, every day. Wake up, fire up the computer, scan, scan, read, scan, read, scan. And this is not including the email pitches I get, the various blasts of press releases and other information shared by colleagues and readers and friends, the contacts with whom I periodically check in, and on and on. Most of what I do at Firedoglake does not appear on screen.

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