Econoprint Comes Out Neutral
Someone posted a comment to Eric's entry today that asks: "Did anyone else see the Capital Times article that the Madison EconoPrint donated $254 to the "Yes" campaign?"
Well, here's that Cap Times article. And here's the story:
The Vote Yes for Marriage campaign lists just three donations, totaling $2,454. (I'll let Seth tell that story, here and here.) Two of their donations are from Wisconsin Family Action, Inc. The third is from Econoprint, an in-kind donation for some graphic design work. Perhaps for this logo?
Anyway, this afternoon, we got a call from Econoprint.
The caller wasn't happy. I was afraid he wasn't happy because our anonymous commenter left their phone number on our blog.
It turns out he wasn't happy because they showed up on the "Yes" side's report.
According to the Econoprint rep, the in-kind donation was a standard discount they give to all their new customers. In fact, he offered to give us the same $250 discount (which we would consider taking if it was a union print shop). He even called the Capital Times for a retraction, but since it wasn't technically inaccurate, they wouldn't print one.
He assured us he isn't on the "Yes" campaign's side, but he isn't on ours either. He doesn't want to take a side, he just wants to print stuff.