How much is Bridge Magazine worth to you? Why we hope you’ll contribute today.

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Thank you for reading Bridge Magazine’s nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism from across Michigan. Will you join the more than 2,000 readers who now financially support Bridge’s award-winning work?   

Your tax-deductible donation today assures Bridge can fill the news void in 2017.

Your donation goes three times as far – thanks to matching pledges by the three Michigan foundations.

It takes less than 60 seconds to contribute $25, $50, $100, $10 a month, or whatever amount Bridge is worth to you as we work every day to grow and sustain high-quality, credible news and storytelling in this age of fake news and alternative fact.

Five reasons we hope you will contribute to our Spring Fundraising Drive, which launches today:

  1. More than 400. That’s how many in-depth reports on Michigan education, the economy, jobs, taxes, government watchdogging, the environment, health care, children, feature stories about interesting people, thoughtful and diverse commentaries, and many other insights Bridge will deliver to you in 2017.

  2. 60 percent. That’s how much newspaper employment has declined since 2000, according to the latest federal jobs figures. Bridge is designed to help fill the void in credible news and information.

  3. 40. That’s how many professional journalism awards Bridge earned in the first four months of 2017, including our second straight “Newspaper of the Year” award from the Michigan Press Association.

  4. 3 to 1. That’s your leverage in donating to our Spring Fundraising Drive. Every dollar you give will be worth three more dollars to Bridge – thanks to the generous support of three Michigan philanthropies: The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and the Glassen Memorial Foundation.

  5. Our gift to you. Donors who pledge $10 per month or more receive a free copy of Bridge Magazine’s new book – “The Intersection” – a 50-year portrayal of life, progress, endurance and continued challenge in the wake of the 1967 Detroit riots.

Who’s going to tell you? Who’s going to watchdog politicians and government? Who’s going to tell you how your schools are performing? Who’s going to tell you how your tax dollars are spent? Who’s going to inform you about changes in the Michigan economy? Who’s going to keep you apprised of health insurance overhaul? Who’s going to respectfully share the diverse perspectives of Michigan’s ten million residents?

Increasingly, the enormous burden of thoughtful, nonpartisan news gathering and analysis in Michigan falls on Bridge. With your help, Bridge will meet that burden.  

Thank you!

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Ericka
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 1:48pm

At first, I was just paying attention to Whitmer because she is running and the governorship is very important. It felt like due diligence. I've really turned, though, and just love her. She gives thorough, reality based answers. She claims her position clearly, rather than trying to sound like someone who could possibly agree with the reader, while also acknowledging that whatever her own position, there are other opinions that need to be acknowledged and included.
Not only do I feel like she is reasonable and mature, I feel like she treats "me" as reasonable and mature. I also like that she has gotten in early and is doing such extensive touring and meeting with people directly.