We Did It: $42,530 Raised Online
When we first started fighting the ban back in early 2004, I was one of only a few people being paid to work on this full time. Every month, I'd drive to meetings or other events in Stevens Point, La Crosse, Superior--all around the state. The goal was to start early, building awareness about the ban and growing our base of supporters one by one. Our email list was so much smaller at the time--never could we have raised $10,000 online, let alone $42, 530. But we did it. You did it.
Here are just a few of the people who made this possible.
Katherine and Carol from Sun Prairie shared the “30 by the 30th” email they received with their three daughters. And after hearing about the civil unions and marriage ban, Alex, Dani and McKenzie (ages 14, 10, and 6) decided to give all their allowance money to the campaign. And thanks to them, we made it $120 closer to our goal.
When David Seitz graduated from Wauwatosa East High School a few weeks ago, he took his support even further. Instead of asking for any graduation gifts, David asked his friends and family to donate to Fair Wisconsin.
One of our most faithful volunteers, Diane Wensel, went out again to knock on doors as part of a canvass a few weeks ago. Diane spoke to a supportive father at one home, and also got to meet his seven-year-old son, who asked his dad if they both could volunteer for the campaign. He then went inside and brought back his piggy bank – which he emptied and gave to Diane as a donation to Fair Wisconsin.
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