Each week, LA Progressive’s editors pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy "Feedback Friday" response comes from Tom Hall, who commented on the article by Johnny Townsend, "My Reply to Fundraising Emails from Moderate Democrats
I agree. And I ask for even more subversion. All (or almost all) fundraising emails I get come from “info@……”. Sending things to “info@…..” may just lead to a black hole dump site, used only for outgoing appeal emails.
I think that some enterprising soul might start a database collecting email address of real people at the organizations to help people’s notes actually reach people who might read them. And share the database, and update it.
I also think that we should start to distinguish real independent groups from cleverly named groups.
Such a database for rightwing organizations might also be useful for sending copies of LAprogressive articles and similar things to let alt-right workers know what other people are thinking and saying.
I also think that we should start to distinguish real independent groups from cleverly named groups. I get lots of solicitation email from groups that talk, VERY GENERALLY about all the “good things” that they are working on, but don’t provide links to any specifics, except links to specific “Donate here” sites.
Too many groups that claim to be “independent” have NO system for hearing the suggestions or opinions of independent people. They simply want to raise money for programs that have already been developed by (Democratic?) politicians. If they don’t want my input, they can’t have my money.