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CAPITAL OF TEXAS MEDIA FOUNDATION's Fundraiser:

Keep Kanin Live Tweeting!

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THE STORY:

This is Mike Kanin. He is the publisher of the Austin Monitor. For many years, he’s spent each Council Thursday live-tweeting the blow-by-blow from Austin City Council chambers. He has not bothered to add up the amount of time involved, but we’d guess that it’s many hundreds of hours.

Thing is: As much as Kanin loves spending these Thursdays with you in the Twitterverse—and really, he does—he has other work that calls. The Austin Monitor runs on subscription memberships and various forms of charitable giving. Kanin is in charge of making all of that happen. Each Thursday that he spends 12 hours with you also represents 12 hours that he should be out there raising cash—and isn’t.

So it’s like this: Do you like Kanin’s live-tweeting? Do you rely on it to get you to City Hall on time for your item? Do you quietly check in on the #atxcouncil feed to see how—say, Short Term Rentals—turned out? Then we need you to keep Kanin in chambers. We’ve done the math, and we figure that it will take $10,000 to justify our letting Kanin spend all Thursday with you.

Good news is that we have all year to raise it. Maybe stick a dollar in this here jar each time you like a tweet, or retweet a tweet. Maybe send along $10 every time you use his feed to follow an item or $25 whenever you see Kanin in chambers past midnight. Really, we want Kanin to be at Council. You can help us keep him there.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,720

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nick Hudson

    $25

  • Mark Littlefield

    $30

  • Edgar Walters

    $25

  • Brennan Griffin

    $25

  • Alex Schoenbaum

    $50

  • Mateo Clarke

    $30

  • Julio Gonzalez Altamirano

    $100

  • Chewbacca

    $50

  • Lauren Schoenbaum

    $50

  • Cory Brown

     

  • Katherine Haenschen

    $40

  • Alan Schoenbaum

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • James Schoenbaum

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mike Lavigne

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ashley Fisher

    $100

  • Eric Goff

    $200

  • Nancy Walker

    $25

  • Lauren Hollister

    $10

  • Brendan Wittstruck

    $25

  • Ryan Poulos

    $25

  • Michael King

    $25

  • Leah Manners

    $17.76

  • liemandt

    $250

  • Eliot Tretter

    $18

  • Teresa Griffin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Ray Collins

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stephanie Trinh

     

  • Alysha Haggerton

     

  • The Ghost of Laura Pressley

    $25

  • Ray Collins

    $25

  • Sara

    $50

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17% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,720 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

CAPITAL OF TEXAS MEDIA FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$1,710

 

17% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Lauren Hollister

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

Sara

Sara

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ray Collins

Ray Collins

DONATION: $25

Michael Kanin is going to need at least $25 in toothpicks to keep his eyelids open by the time today's council meeting ends. 2 years ago

The Ghost of Laura Pressley

The Ghost of Laura Pressley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Alysha Haggerton

Alysha Haggerton

2 years ago

Stephanie Trinh

Stephanie Trinh

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Ray Collins

Ray Collins

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Teresa Griffin

Teresa Griffin

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Eliot Tretter

Eliot Tretter

DONATION: $18

3 years ago