Saturday, February 25, 2012

Donate to Save Alternative Media!

The Portland Alliance has been struggling. But last year we published 5 print issues and 2 online issues. We upgraded our online resources through the efforts of dedicated volunteers. And thanks to Free Geek, we now have a nine server network base for the newspaper and nonprofit.

In the past ten days we were hit with a triple whammy. Our production computer and data computers are in the shop. We've been at 5926 N. Albina Avenue for one year, but now must move due to a rent increase and are actively looking for a new place. We have to be out by June 4th. This may be a fortunate move if we can find at least a 600 square foot place for around 600 dollars. This will lower our overhead and allow us to more easily create, publish, and mail our next issue.

Even during these hard times, the Alliance endorsed Occupy last August and continues to support the 99% movement. We brought Greg Palast to town, sponsored the Human Rights Film Festival, assisted with MayDay, and have continued to help produce Labor Radio while working closely with Jobs with Justice. We promote Laughing Horse Books, PCASC, Voz, B-Media, and many other members of the Alliance Progressive Directory. We still have multiple writers, seven editors, three cartoonists, and multiple columnists and artists who help deliver real news and speak truth to power.

We are working on several grants and hope to secure enough funding to relaunch the print edition as early as mid summer or as late as this fall. But we need your help. If you care about Alternative Media and Education, help us to keep the Alliance alive. If you can help us with any amount, please donate what you can so we can survive. We can also use more volunteers. No fear, no surrender, and no compromise. Make a difference! Keep the Alliance Community Calendar coming...

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