Fall membership drive — join now!
Did you hear that San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced at a press conference that he was investigating his department’s low rate of prosecutions for domestic violence?
That was because of reporting in the fall 2012 edition of the Public Press, which found that San Francisco takes just 28 percent of cases to court — the lowest per capita rate in the Bay Area.
In the cacophony of sensational coverage of the San Francisco sheriff to win back his job after being charged with domestic violence, the Public Press went in depth to look at the thousands of other cases — some of which lead to severe and repeated injuries — that never make the headlines.
Team reporting projects like these are what distinguish the Public Press in an era of shrinking resources for local journalism and commercial news operations that no longer have the stomach to do independent research.
But we can’t do it alone. We need your support to do more reporting projects that hold the powerful in our community accountable.
The San Francisco Public Press is small but growing. In August, after an epic, 32-month struggle with the IRS, we earned our independent 501(c)3 charitable status. That means that 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation will go to reporting and infrastructure that keeps our independent, nonpartisan professional journalism voice alive.
Help us celebrate our first membership drive as an independent nonprofit! You can become a basic member for just $35 a year, and get four quarterly editions of the newspaper mailed to you.
And for the two weeks of this fund drive, we’ll also send you a custom Public Press reusable, stuffable grocery tote from Chico Bags. Just in time to deal with San Francisco’s ban on plastic bags at the check-out line!
Of course, we’ll love you even more for a donation of $50 and above, which also gets you a vintage vermillion SF Public Press T-shirt.
Thanks for your support!
Michael Stoll Lila LaHood
Executive Director Publisher
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