Shadowproof recently published reporting from Natascha Elena Uhlmann on how the Trump Administration empowered Border Patrol to disrupt the asylum process and endanger migrants.
We were able to publish Natascha’s critical reporting thanks to our readers, who donated $5, $20, $50, or more to fund our freelance budget.
Many talented journalists like Natascha send us pitches each week, but we can only greenlight what we have the resources to fund.
Jared Ware and Miles Quarles produced a feature on political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and the struggle against Larry Krasner, a progressive district attorney in Philadelphia. It detailed how activists successfully pressured Krasner to back down and allow Mumia to argue for his freedom in court.
Our readers also made it possible to publish essential reporting from Michael Arria on a group of centrist Democrats, who introduced legislation to undermine efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Their plan would secure lower wages for employees in rural areas.
We were able to publish Michael Sainato’s coverage of labor organizing among injured former General Motors employees, who have been protesting at the U.S. Embassy against their firings for years. And we published documents obtained by Camille Fassett that show Detroit police purchased surveillance technology that lets them actively track people’s locations through their cell phones.
These donations are vital to our ability to give journalists a platform for telling stories that matter and deserve more attention.
Shadowproof is a rather low-budget operation; only a small percentage of your donation goes to overhead like server bills and email accounts. This way, we maximize the amount of money we pay writers.
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