The FDL Association supports the writers and publishers of Firedoglake.com website and activities of its publisher, FDL Inc. to achieve the following:
- Provide investigative reporting on matters of public interest;
- Provide fiercely independent political and policy analysis from a progressive perspective;
- Engage in political and policy advocacy relating to proposals, legislation, executive and judicial actions, and candidates for elected, executive and judicial offices;
- Provide an internet/blog forum and platform to develop, train, and provide experience for emerging writers, media experts and others engaged in any of the above;
- Encourage and provide the means for FDL members to become active participants in democracy and the advancement of progressive values.