* Earlier today, I received this solicitation from the Yes for Independent Maps coalition…
We know you’re busy. You are probably doing three things while you read this (hopefully driving isn’t one of them). So we’ll be brief: Today is the last day of the fundraising quarter, and I am writing to ask you for a contribution.
We know you support this campaign. So please head over to our website (click here) and make a $5 donation so we can continue to do what we do.
This is the paragraph where we usually include something compelling about why Independent Maps matter. Today, I’ll just say this is a big deadline for the campaign and we could use your support.
Lots of campaigns are going to ask you for money today. I bet none will ask like this.
About half an hour later, the coalition reported a $500,000 contribution from former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Maybe his $500,000 is more like what five bucks would be to the rest of us mere mortals. /snark