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September 1, 2010

Downsize DC is suspending operations

Quote of the Day: “We must suspend operations until further notice.” — Jim Babka

Back in June we said we were “burning our ships and marching inland,” in order to do the One Sack infrastructure project.

We weren’t kidding.

We really did “burn our ships.”

We spent well above our budget to try and get the project done by August 8. We had to do it. Our infrastructure problems were choking our progress. Well . . .

We succeeded with the project, but failed with the time-line. It took us three extra weeks to get it done.

Which means that we busted our budget by more than we intended to bust it. That would be a survivable problem except that . . .

We didn’t get much response to our Dispatch yesterday which said that we had finished One Sack, but that we were $6,400 in the hole.

I’m grateful to those who responded. We received about $1,000. But the shortfall started sirens ringing here. We can’t do our job if we can’t pay our bills. The hole is still big enough that I must take drastic action now.

That’s why I’m suspending operations until further notice — until we get our financial hole filled.

That means there will no Dispatches targeting Congress, or new campaigns, or other projects, until we raise the remaining $5,400.

In yesterday’s Dispatch, I was so full of hope — excited about, and seeing our bright future. THAT FUTURE, WITH 43 NEW TOOLS FOR GROWTH, IS RIGHT AT OUR FINGERTIPS. But, if we don’t raise the remaining $5,400, quickly, then . . .

We really are in trouble. If you want to help us get back to work, please contribute using our secure web form, or PayPal, now.

Jim Babka
President, Inc.

P.S. I know that there is someone reading this message who could cover half of the shortfall — or even all of what is needed. Today is the day we need YOU!

P.P.S. If tax-deductibilty of your contribution is crucial, please make your contribution to the Downsize DC Foundation.

Our mailing address is . . .

1931 15th St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

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