Play Back America

Last week thousands of progressives (including a few from Mother Jones) converged on Washington D.C. for three days of strategizing, networking, motivating, and in some cases (possibly involving representatives from Mother Jones) drinking. This was the Take Back America conference, devised and laid on by the Campaign for America’s Future and the Institute for America’s Future (we liberals are forward-looking, you can’t deny it!) and dedicated to the proposition that progressives can and must get their act together already! If you missed the event, don’t worry — as of today you can check out the major speeches, behind-the-scenes footage, and radio interviews online. Go see — and let’s make sure that what happens in Washington doesn’t stay in Washington.


We recently wrapped up the crowdfunding campaign for our ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project, and it was a smashing success. About 10,364 readers pitched in with donations averaging $45, and together they contributed about $467,374 toward our $500,000 goal.

That's amazing. We still have donations from letters we sent in the mail coming back to us, so we're on pace to hit—if not exceed—that goal. Thank you so much. We'll keep you posted here as the project ramps up, and you can join the hundreds of readers who have alerted us to corruption to dig into.

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