STEADY PROGRESS BEING MADE
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 9, 2015) — In our last update dated July 3, The Post & Email reported that $416 was raised toward the goal of returning the publication to free and open access to all without a subscription or registration.
More than three years ago, we were forced to convert to a subscription platform in order to pay a server bill of almost $300 monthly after repeated hacking.
Last month, we were offered an unprecedented opportunity which allowed us to consider the possibility of eliminating the paywall so that our reporting on government corruption can be read more widely.
The Post & Email’s core readership understands that being informed comes with some type of price, whether it be a small subscription or a time investment encompassing citizen activism, volunteering at the polls on Election Day, collecting signatures for a ballot initiative, or testifying to a county commissioners’ meeting or legislative committee on an issue of public importance.
However, many Americans are as yet unaware of the systemic government corruption that exists not only in Washington, DC, but also at the state and local levels. If we want to purge public corruption, more members of the public need to know the extent to which our institutions have been compromised, something the mainstream media no longer investigates.
Last month we set a goal of $1,500 so that our expenses for approximately a year might be covered and a website technician engaged to make the necessary changes and some upgrades to the site before a grand re-opening would occur.
We are pleased to report that another $110 has been raised, bringing the total as of July 9 to $526. There is no deadline by which the money would have to be raised.
Thank you to all who have donated, become new subscribers or renewed their subscription recently. All funds will be applied toward keeping The Post & Email online and growing.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.