Please Support Streetsblog As We Prepare for 2022!
For nearly 14 years, Streetsblog Los Angeles has been a loud and consistent voice for greener transportation options, equitable transportation spending and policy, and a defender of Los Angeles communities. Even with the ongoing support of major foundations and our advertising program, nearly one-third of our operating funds come from individual donors.
To make it easier for people to support us, we have opened an account with Patreon (sign up for a monthly donation) and have plans for many fun ways to interact with our readers and donors. Regardless of whether or not you are donating through Patreon or our regular donation portal, you will be eligible for all of the fun activities and goodies we have planned.
This year, we cancelled or downsized most of our in-person fundraising, but we’re hoping that you’ll help us make that up with our End of the Year Fundraising Drive. Our goal is to raise $30,000 in the next month throughout California, with half of that coming from Southern California.
If you are already sold and want to make a tax-deductible donation to Streetsblog, you can do so at Patreon or Donorbox. If you need more information about an employer match program or anything else, email our director at email@example.com.
It has been a big year for Streetsblog L.A., with our reporting contributing to many on-the-ground improvements for Angelenos. Among this year’s noteworthy stories:
- Streetsblog broke the story of an Environmental Protection Agency ruling that caused Metro and Caltrans to shelve their plan for widening the 710 Freeway.
- Metro closed a loophole that charged 5-year-olds full transit fares. The issue was first pointed out by SBLA back in 2018 – and went viral this year during Metro debates on fareless transit.
- Streetsblog did the most comprehensive post-mortem analysis of LAPD’s June South L.A. fireworks detonation – telling what really happened in contrast to misleading and false police framing – and contextualizing it in ongoing campaigns for reform.
From bus lanes to bike-share to Metro to LADOT to sidewalks to bikeways to freeways, SBLA brings you up-to-the minute news that you can’t find anywhere else.
We can’t do it without the support of our readers. If you can, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to Streetsblog Los Angeles so our small team can keep at it. In the coming weeks, you’ll hear more about how our coverage has impacted policies and projects throughout the state, and what we plan for 2022. Meanwhile, we’d be honored if you’d consider donating today.
All the Best,
P.S. – One last note, earlier this year the IRS mistakenly accidentally revoked the 501c(3) categorization for our nonprofit, the Southern California Streets Initiative. The IRS has admitted this error and restored our status (PDF of letter). However, some websites and some matching programs still have us listed as “inactive.” Rest assured this is in error and if you share with us what organization has us mis-listed, we can get our status corrected. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org