A Critical Moment
FSP Friends and Members: A Critical Moment
Tuesday, 8 July 2003
Well, gang, the moment of the vote is upon us. And while we're willing to do all the work involved in this historic vote to choose the Free State, we absolutely need your help RIGHT NOW with one thing: funding. Getting 5000 ballot packages printed and mailed through a professional mailing house will cost approximately $6000. Getting a respected third-party firm to handle the vote-counting process is another necessary expense - that's another $2000.
The whole process will thus require approximately $8000. Those of you who've read our 2nd quarter report know that we had $8000 in the bank as of June 20, not counting outstanding obligations, such as reimbursement for speakers at the Grand Western and New Hampshire Getaway conferences, and printing costs for outreach materials. The conferences were definitely worth the money, as was our advertising, as you can see by the incredible media coverage we've gotten lately.
But last week, our Paypal debit card number was stolen, and $2000 in charges were racked up by the thief. We are working with Paypal to get that money back, but at this critical moment we are suddenly out of needed funds.
The long and short of it is that right now, we have access to $2500. That means we need to raise at least $5500 by July 20, when we send out the ballots. That sounds like a lot, but we are a sizeable organization now, and now more than ever, we need your help.
If each of you contributed $25, $50, or $100, we would have enough to do this all-important voting process right. You can send a check or money order to our address at Free State Project, Inc., 565 College Drive Suite #C-160, Henderson, NV 89015, or contribute online via Paypal (credit card of direct bank transfer) at this address.
For more details on the vote, please check out the description of the process here.
For more information on what the FSP has accomplished lately, check out News.
Thanks for your support! And please act quickly. The FSP's long-term financial outlook is great, but we are now in the middle of a cash crunch.
Jason Sorens, President
Free State Project