Op-Ed: Shameless Fund-Raising: We Need Your Support!

The AlterNet team has launched our critical fall campaign to raise $50,000. As a non-profit media source, we depend on our readers' support for our financial health. In exchange we are committed to delivering high-quality, provocative journalism and opinion writing from the best writers available.  


We have avoided bugging you. We haven't asked for help in almost six months. But now is the time. Please support us at the level you are comfortable with.
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