In May of 2014 I started Up North Progressive to be a voice for political candidates and issues important to Progressive Democratic people in Northern Michigan. Over the past 11 months I have used this blog to introduce candidates, expose widespread corruption in for-profit education reform, the plight of Michigan wolves and the sale of public-owned land for profit. I have also met many wonderful people in this state all working together to make Michigan a better place to live for all of it’s residents, not just the wealthy and well-connected.
The other reason I started this blog was because I unfortunately still work part time. I couldn’t afford to make campaign contributions to support candidates, so I wrote about them as a way to contribute and support them instead. The articles I write take time in research and writing, but I didn’t mind the work because I wanted to help in any way I could.
Up North Progressive’s first year is coming to an end, and my excellent web host needs payment to keep the blog on their server for another year. To those of you who have already donated, thank you so much. You will help me stay online. I need more help however to keep Up North Progressive running. There are real costs such as registering the domain name and taking up space on a server. If you like what you’re reading on Up North Progressive and can help out with the costs, it would be very much appreciated.
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