Wow -- thank you! Last Friday, we asked you to chip in to Facing South's Holiday Fundraiser.

Our goal: $7,000 for fearless investigative media and a voice for change in the South.

What you did: By this morning, friends like you already donated $2,683. We're 1/4 of the way there!

So here's the question: Can you help us reach our goal by tomorrow?

I hope so, because a friend of the Institute has pledged to match ALL contributions made by the end of Wednesday, December 21 up to $7,000.

Right now, can you chip in with a gift of $35, $50 or more?

It's all tax-deductible, and will help Facing South ramp up our investigations into the Big Money taking over our democracy. Just go to this secure link:

http://bit.ly/investfund2011

Thank you -- together, we can do this!

PS -- We have 36 hours to meet our Holiday Fundraiser challenge -- your gift of $35, $50 or more today can push us over the top!