We want to take this time to thank you for your support throughout the year and ask that you consider keeping us in mind for your year-end giving.
With help from your donations, we were able to improve our service and maintain our high level of work in 2013. We redesigned our website – switching to a responsive website that automatically adjusts to your device to provide optimal service regardless of the platform. We also switched to a larger Web hosting service to improve speed. Your donations also help defray the cost of a service that provides us with political ads within 24 hours of airing, and help us continue our fellowship program for University of Pennsylvania undergraduates.
It was a busy year for us in 2013, even though it was an off year for federal campaigns. The year started with a national debate on guns after the horrific school shooting in Connecticut and ended with both parties in full throat over the merits of the Affordable Care Act. In between, there was the immigration debate, the sequester, the IRS scandal, a government shutdown, threatened U.S. military action in Syria and the meltdown of HealthCare.gov.
Next year will be even busier. We’ll be covering all the competitive Senate races in a year when control of the Senate may be up for grabs, as well as key House races and several critical gubernatorial races — including those in the big swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. We also will be publishing a 2014 Players Guide, which will provide information on the dozens of political groups that will be seeking to influence the 2014 campaigns.
You can help by going to our donate page and making a tax-deductible donation to the University of Pennsylvania for FactCheck.org. Your financial support will help us to hold politicians accountable, and to keep you informed about political spin.
FactCheck.org is a project of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. The University of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is deductible from U.S. federal income taxes to the full extent allowed by law.
We do not accept donations from business corporations, labor unions, political parties or advocacy groups, and we disclose the names of donors who give $1,000 or more on our “Our Funding” page. Last fiscal year we received $78,357.44 in individual donations.
We thank you for your past support and look forward to serving you in 2014. Have a happy and healthy New Year.
— Eugene Kiely