Help Us Raise $25,000 for Our Story Fund by November 16
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During our 2017 Longreads Member Drive, our goal is to raise $25,000 for new stories. For every dollar you give, WordPress.com will generously match with $3. This means that by raising $25,000 from readers we have the potential to add another $100,000 to our story fund.
Fund New Reporting and Storytelling Projects
We have reporters working on new investigative projects that explore the role of toy guns in recent police shootings, the ways communities across the U.S. are being poisoned by industrial waste, a series on human trafficking and migration in Mexico and Central America, and more.
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