In our mission to speak truth to power, your financial support allows us to produce more stories, increase the rates we pay our tireless journalists, and continue to cover the uncovered. We are currently funding the first season of DAME’s new podcast, The Fifty One, which takes a national issue and explores what it looks like for women at the local level.
Did you know 15% of American households experience food insecurity? That’s over 40 Million Americans. It’s a stat that shocked us, so our first season is focused on food access issues in the U.S. We’ve partnered with local NPR reporters in five different locations throughout the country to tell the story of what it’s like to live in a food desert and which efforts are succeeding in addressing this problem. Listen and subscribe on Apple, Google Play or Sticher. You can also read the companion editorial series here.
What you get as a member
A voice — We give voice to issues and ideas that are generally not heard in the mainstream media. And we want to hear from you! You’ll be able to share ideas, ask questions, and tell us what’s happening in your part of the world directly with our editors.
Transparency — You’ll know exactly what stories and projects your money funded via regular updates on the site and our member quarterly report.
Swag & discounts — When you join at the yearly $74.99 prime level you’ll receive a Facts Matter notebook and pencils; the $49.99 yearly members get a Facts Matter mug; our monthly $4.99 members will receive a Facts Matter tote. And anyone who makes a one-time donation of $150 or more will receive the entire Facts Matter merchandise collection. All members, regardless of level, will receive 4 DAME buttons from our collection, plus a coupon good for 10% off DAME merchandise.
Over the last year, readers like you have helped fund:
In-depth stories like Maya Francis’ deep dive on who the Democrats really are today and why the party continues to ignore the people of color who increasingly make up its base.
Series like Amy Westervelt’s five-part look at what’s changed in media over the past few decades, and how those changes have impacted our political landscape.
New columns like Fiona Landers’ hilarious “That’s What She Said” because let’s face it, we need some laughs these days more than ever.