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I wasn’t politically active this week. I’m still feeling burned out, and I definitely have a case of ‘Donation Request Fatigue,’ as Linda Lee discusses in today’s Midday Matinee. I see no hint of strategic planning in the dozens of daily solicitation emails, no sense that the groups are communicating to coordinate objectives and activism plans. Instead, each merely rehashes whatever was in the day’s news – usually in apocalyptic terms – and insists the only way to stop The Coming Catastrophe is … to send them money.

There are exceptions. After the election, EMILY’s List offered a rundown of their 2016 successes, and there were many. Other progressive organizations should follow their example and give would-be donors evidence that our donations will do more than pay the staff who ask for our money….


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