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Help Independent Media on Independence Day!!!

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July 2nd, 2009

EDITORIAL NOTE: WIMN’s Voices generally doesn’t allow fundraising on this blog other than to support our host organization Women In Media & News (we rarely fundraise in this space for WIMN, either). However, when we heard that Laura Flanders’ powerful, unique TV news show needs a little help on a rapid timetable, we suggested that she post here asking for your support. Why the exception? Because Laura, who is a house blogger here, has turned GRITtv into an important media project that works diligently to bring diverse, feminist perspectives to news and current affairs that you won’t hear elsewhere. As just one example: when most corporate media outlets were reporting the murder of Dr. George Tiller as if it were simply the act of a lone nut, GRITtv had already analyzed the political, cultural and media impact of this act of domestic terrorism. (Read blog post and watch video from that show, here.) We at WIMN encourage you to support GRITtv — read Laura’s post to find out how.

Friends! My beloved TV show GRITtv has until Midnight, Sunday, July 5, to raise $5,000!

I’ve raised around $2,000 in the last 12 hours. I have $2,500 more to raise before Monday.

GRITtv is a daily, news and culture discussion show that engages the public with critical conversations about social justice issues and puts powerful new media tools in the hands of non-media organizations, (especially women’s organizations. ) You can watch it online, on cable, and in some places, on public television.

If we meet that goal, we will meet a match that will keep GRITtv going through August.

$5 from every one reading this would do it. Every dollar raised will be matched 1:1 by Free Speech TV (which broadcasts the show on Dish Network, ch. 9415.)

Will you help? If we don’t meet that match. Well, I don’t like to think about it. It’ll be one hot sweaty summer…

Support Independent Media this Independence Day!

You can give fast, safely, online or send a check, made out to GRITtv to GRITtv, 641 6th Avenue, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10011.

To those who have already given (and you know who you are,) Thank you from the bottom of my Gritty heart.

Tonight’s show, with WIMN-contributor JILL NELSON will be posted at GRITtv.org tonight at 8 pm eastern.

And here’s a good piece from yesterday’s program — RH Reality Check on Sex Ed in a Conservative Town.

Again, it’s fast, safe and oh-so-soul-satisfying to give to GRITtv online.

I have THREE days and FOUR hours.

GOT GRIT?

Cheers to you

Laura

Laura Flanders is the host of GRITtv which broadcasts weekdays on satellite TV (Dish Network Ch. 9415 Free Speech TV) on cable, and online at GRITtv.org and TheNation.com. Follow “”GRITtv” or “GritLaura” on Twitter.com.

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