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Please Join Us in Annapolis on Oct. 17

A message from Maryland Matters co-founder and editor Josh Kurtz:

Please join us on Tuesday, October 17 for a Maryland Matters fundraiser in Annapolis. You’ll hear some of the state’s premier analysts talk about the 2018 political climate – and you’ll be supporting a great cause.

If you’re a regular reader – and we hope you are – you know that we’re a new, independent nonprofit news website that’s already leading the way on government and political coverage in Annapolis and in local jurisdictions around the Free State.

In these early months, Maryland Matters has had a raft of political scoops – too many to mention. And we’re illuminating critical policy battles and social conditions.

I’m proud of all we have accomplished in this short time.

Proud to lead an independent voice for excellent journalism that holds elected officials and policymakers accountable.

And especially proud that we’ve accomplished this much with an all-volunteer team.

We are working hard to expand in size and scope. And we need your help to do so.

The time to support us is now! When you attend our fundraiser on October 17 – or contribute to it – your contribution will be tripled. A family foundation has offered us a $250,000 challenge grant. If we raise $250,000, they will match it – and we are working hard to meet that goal. At the same time, three national foundations, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Democracy Fund, will match what we raise this fall.

So please join us! We are grateful to our friends at Capitol Strategies in Annapolis for hosting this event:

                          Tuesday, October 17, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

                          at Capitol Strategies

                          1 State Circle

                         Annapolis, MD

The suggested contribution is $100. We welcome donations both larger and smaller. You can make an online tax deductible contribution by clicking

Checks may be made out to: Maryland Matters Fund. They can be brought to the event at Capitol Strategies or mailed to Maryland Matters at P.O. Box 11121, Takoma Park, MD 20913.

If you are planning to join us, please RSVP me at [email protected]

As a journalist, I’m not used to asking others for contributions. But all of us involved in this venture believe that nothing less than an informed public — elected officials, political activists, and voters at large — is at stake. So please be as generous as you can.

All the Best,



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