Welcome to Reason’s Webathon 2012!

6334obama and bush428 Welcome to Reasons Webathon 2012!

I’m happy to announce that
today is the starting point for Reason’s annual webathon, where we
ask readers of Reason.com to support our efforts to bring you the
very best in libertarian news, commentary, and video.
Through next Tuesday, my colleague and co-author Matt Welch and
I will be blogging about our efforts and highlights from the past
year and telling you about our plans for 2013.
Last year, 500 readers ponied up to help and this year we’re
looking for 800 people who will make tax-deductible donations to
Reason Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit responsible for this site,
Reason TV, and the print edition of the magazine that’s been
likened to the bastard child of Jane Fonda and Alan Greenspan by
the New York Post, who called us “a kick-ass, no-holds-barred
political magazine.”
As Reason’s publisher, Mike Alissi, has put it, there’s a lot of
reasons to support Reason, including:

Do you spend more time on ;Hit & Run ;than
on Facebook? ;Donate!
Do you find yourself clicking on ;Reason
24/7 ;every 5 minutes in search of breaking
news? ;Donate!
Do you have a burning question that only Nick Gillespie and
Matt Welch can answer? ;Donate!

For $100, you get a Reason T-shirt
and a one year’s subscription that you can keep or gift to your
closest friend or enemy who needs to read more about “Free Minds
and Free Markets.”
For $1,000, you can have lunch with Matt and me in D.C., plus
ask us anything for a future edition of our popular “Ask a
Libertarian” video series, plus a lot more.
For $5,000, you’ll get your name on a tile in our new Los
Angeles-based foundation headquarters, which houses a great new
Reason TV video studio.
We’ve got swag for every level of giving, from modest to
massive. Go
here now to check out the different gifts for different levels
and make a tax-deductible donation now!
Your donations allow to keep on doing what we do. We run a lean,
mean, fighting-for-liberty machine that is out there every minute
of every day, bringing you stories such as yesterday’s expose that
the most popular anti-drug program in the country, D.A.R.E., is
basically dropping
its anti-pot stance from its materials for kids ;(they must
have gotten around to reading our persistent critiques of their
program, and the drug war more generally). And ongoing analysis
how to avoid the fiscal cliff by reducing spending, not
dithering over tax hikes. And our invaluable AM and PM links that
gather news and views from all over the planet in a tight little
digest for you twice daily (where else are you going to find the
following stories in a single spot?: ;Politicians
Play Chicken On the Fiscal Cliff, Economists Gloomy About
Manufacturing, Riots Over Kim Kardashian).
Please give
what you can.
It’s been a tough few years, for sure, and 2013 isn’t shaping up
as any bed of roses. With a new look to Reason’s website, a fistful
of new people, a great 24/7 news feed, and so much more, Reason is
primed to be your voice in the fight for individual liberty and
smaller government in every aspect of life.
We’re the only ones out there making
the case for gay marriage and spending cuts, pot
legalization and an end to overseas wars, to opening up
our borders not just to foreign goods but foreign people too. We
need your help to bring our message of “Free Minds and Free
Markets” to more and more people in the next year. Fox News’ John
Stossel has called Reason “one sane voice fighting tons of
nonsense” -and your gift will help make our voice reach more
Again, go
here to see the specifics of our contribution levels. Even the
smallest donation helps and you’ll get to see your name up at the
banner running at the top of the site (if you like – we respect
your privacy, too!). ;
And stay tuned to Reason.com for an announcement later
today about a VERY SPECIAL LIVE WEB EVENT that will take place

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