I received the following email from CSGV which gives us insight into just how small their support base is. $3000 after a week of fundraising? And a goal of $10000? Wow!
If the contributions were the suggested $20 then that means they have about 150 people who were willing to support them with actual money as opposed to just pressing the “Like” button on Facebook. Boomershoot attracts that many people who travel hundreds or thousands of miles and spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to participate.
Even though I am far from an expert on the subject I know they are totally clueless about writing a fundraising letter. But what do you expect from people who are totally clueless about the people and culture they want to destroy?
Small goals from small minds.
From: Chelsea White [mailto:Chelsea@csgv.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:50 AM
Subject: FW: We Owe it to You
I wanted to make sure you saw this email from Josh. Supporters like you who donated in response raised over $3,000 dollars already, which is a great start on our end of the year campaign! But we still need to raise $7,000 to reach our goal. Can you make a contribution to help us out?
Click here to donate $20 or whatever you can give right now.
Thanks so much,
Director of Development
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
I want to thank you. Your steadfast commitment to ending the tragedy of gun violence played an integral role in the work of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) in 2013.
The year really started for us here at CSGV on that dark day of December 14, 2012, when a deranged gunman slaughtered 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary. Like the rest of America, we were heartbroken, but we redoubled our efforts to prevent future tragedies and can now reflect on some important accomplishments.
While the U.S. Congress failed to act in the wake of massacre, Maryland, Colorado, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey and California all enacted significant new laws to reduce gun violence. Additionally, for the first time in seven years, a permanent director of the ATF was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Our staff here at the Coalition was involved in these achievements, and played a key role in the historic off-year election in Virginia, in which proponents of comprehensive gun reform won elected office in all three statewide races!
We want to continue to build on this momentum. Will you pitch in $20 to help us push for change in 2014?
Supporters like you also helped us reach our goal in several CSGV-sponsored petition campaigns this year. These successes included:
- Pressuring Ms. Magazine to reverse their decision to give into intimidation by pro-gun extremists and censor gun violence prevention activist Heidi Yewman’s articles.
- Lobbying National Geographic to cancel a planned episode of “Doomsday Preppers” that was to feature a pro-gun extremist who threatened to “start killing people” in response to White House consideration of gun reform.
- Demanding the Gilberton Borough Council fire dangerous, insurrectionist police chief Mark Kessler, who threatened “armed revolt” and shot the council’s members in effigy.
We expect even more wins like this in the coming year; wins that will make a difference in changing the culture of violence in this country. If we work together—if we stand together—we can save lives and help families across America.
As we approach the end of the year, will you make a contribution to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence?
As a small organization with a tight budget, every dollar counts! We want to be able to continue to engage in cutting-edge projects that make a difference. Thank you so much for enabling us to do just that in 2013.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and the happiest of new years. Here’s to a safer America in 2014!
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence