A big THANK YOU to all the Facing South readers who have kicked in money for our fall fundraising drive.

We're aiming to raise $15,000 in the next three weeks to support our special coverage of voting rights and election issues in the South.

We just passed 50,000 unique visitors for the month of October -- if just half of you chipped in with a small contribution, we'd easily blow past our goal.

Why should you contribute? Because Facing South is your "go to" source on key voting and election issues in the South.

From our pioneering investigations into deceptive election practices to daily reporting on voter suppression and other major election problems, we work hard to keep you informed, educated and inspired.

If you like what we do, please make a tax-deductible contribution today. Voting Rights Watch is almost entirely supported by readers and friends like you.

We can stop the attack on voting rights and ensure free and fair elections in the South -- but we urgently need your help. Please contribute today!

Thank you for your support!

-- Chris, Desiree and Sue for Facing South

PS -- If you would prefer to contribute by mail, please send your check payable to Institute for Southern Studies to ISS/Voting Rights Watch, P.O. Box 531, Durham, NC 27702. Thank you!