Dear Fellow American,
Did you hear the outrageous story last week of a Florida algebra professor who forced her students to sign a pledge promising to vote for President Obama and Democratic candidates “up and down the ticket”?
This story was picked up by the Drudge Report, was carried by radio hosts Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, and covered nationally on outlets ranging from FOX News to Comedy Central.
But what you might not know is that this egregious incident would never have been exposed if it weren’t for one man – a Florida resident and ordinary citizen, Richard Swier – who broke the story as a part of the Franklin Center’s Citizen Watchdog initiative. Because of Richard’s great work, the professor has been suspended without pay and is under investigation.
I’m writing to tell you about this because taking back the media is critical to taking back our country. Citizen Journalism is transforming our media and political landscape – and in order to succeed, we need YOU to take action. Please click here to learn how you can get involved and make a difference!
There are three things that you can do right now, joining with the Citizen Watchdog team, to stand up and make a difference:
1) Forward this email to as many friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers as possible, and encourage them to get involved as a part of this important effort!
2) Sign up and become a part of our Citizen Watchdog initiative by clicking here. We provide training, tools, and resources to empower thousands of citizens across America to tell the stories that the mainstream media won’t.
3) Donate to support our Citizen Watchdog efforts. It’s only through the generous support of great Americans like you that we’re able to keep this program moving forward. Your donation will help support training and resources for our army of citizen activists. Please click here to make a contribution!
Time and time again, we’ve seen the power of citizen journalism – whether it’s with the downfall of Dan Rather from the helm of CBS News, the federal defunding of ACORN, or the countless examples that are happening each and every day because of citizens like you.
Richard is one among thousands of volunteer activists who have signed up as part of the Franklin Center’s Citizen Watchdog team. He is a living example of how ordinary citizens can achieve extraordinary things. Join Richard and answer the call to hold our local, state, and federal governments accountable. We are leading an investigative crusade of public integrity. Click here to get started!
-The Citizen Watchdog Team
If you believe in our mission of creating a network of citizen watchdogs across our country who will hold their government accountable, please join our efforts, or consider making a financial donation, by clicking here.