So far this year, the Michigan Campaign Finance Network has already tracked a record amount of money in the 2018 election (about $291 million). We've posted more than 60 investigative reports on our website. And we've filed nearly 40 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
We've also been a voice for transparency, doing more than 100 media interviews this year and participating in more than 25 educational presentations around the state on campaign finance.
We do it all to pursue our mission of following the money in Michigan politics for the people for this state. MCFN's board of directors, staff and supporters are motivated by the belief that intelligent citizen participation in democracy requires access to trustworthy and credible knowledge about how ever-increasing campaign dollars are being raised and spent.
It's a mission that's becoming more important as more money pours into politics and there are fewer nonpartisan watchdogs at the state-level to tell the public's what's happening.
But we depend on your support to keep our working going. As the end of 2018 nears, please consider making a contribution to MCFN.
To donate online, follow this link to give through the Network for Good.
To mail a contribution, our address is Michigan Campaign Finance Network; 600 West Saint Joseph, Suite 3G; Lansing, MI 48933. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you can access some of our top reports from 2018.
* As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, MCFN will send you a receipt after receiving your gift. Donors of more than $200 per year are listed on MCFN's website.