The OPEN AMERICA Project

Pry open secret America! Your dollars will support kickass journalism – the lifeblood of a free society.
Politics
$7,841USD
raised of $65,000 goal
12%
0 time left
This campaign started on Jun 06 and closed on August 05, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on August 5, 2013
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  • $20USD
    Tipster

    All donations are greatly appreciated, big or small. And they're tax-deductible! Project Director David Talbot will also give you a loud shout-out on his Facebook page.

    12 claimed

  • $50USD
    Confidential Source

    Get a sneak-peak at the very first Open America exposé before it's published -- and David Talbot will also give you a standing ovation.

    13 claimed

  • $100USD
    Citizen Journalist

    You'll receive one of the following politically charged books by an Open America editor: Mark Hertsgaard's "Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth," Jefferson Morley's "Snowfall in August," or David Talbot's "Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years."

    19 claimed

  • $250USD
    Whistleblower

    Let your freak flag fly! You'll receive a limited-edition T-shirt featuring the "Open America" star-spangled logo, designed by a hot, new San Francisco underground artist.

    2 claimed

  • $500USD
    Muckraker

    Want to be part of the team? Submit your own idea for an Open America investigative project, and if it's selected, you'll receive prominent credit. You'll also receive two backstage passes to the first Open America public event and the T-shirt listed above.

    1 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Media Crusader

    Enjoy a freewheeling Skype chat with the Open America editor of your choice. You'll also get a signed copy of David Talbot's pulp-history thriller, "Devil Dog," two backstage passes, and yes, the aforementioned T-shirt.

    1 claimed

  • $2,500USD
    Front-page Hero

    One of our acclaimed Open America journalists will interview and profile you on our web site, focusing on your favorite causes and accomplishments. We'll also include a photo of you wearing your beloved Open America T-shirt.

    0 claimed

  • $3,500USD
    Top Watchdog

    Looking for a silver-tongued orator at your next public event? An award-winning Open America author will deliver your keynote speech and will participate in ensuing brainstorming sessions. (Your event must be in California or Washington, DC.)

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  • $5,000USD
    21st Century Upton Sinclair

    Meet the free press. You'll be the guest of honor at an Open America dinner party at a fabulous restaurant in San Francisco. Not only will you receive every other perk listed above (except the "Front-page Hero" benefit), but you'll also get to pick the brains of your favorite muckrakers for hours on end. (Travel expenses not included.)

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