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I’ve worked in Washington a long time.  Doing so, I’ve met a lot of brilliant people.  The capital of the free world attracts many of the best and the brightest.

Most of them come here because they are idealists.  But often, they stay long after they are jaded, because this is a very lucrative place to be.  You can make a lot of money at perpetuating problems while pretending to work on solutions.  Thanks to our 24-hour news cycle, you can even get rich and famous just for writing or talking about it.

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Fortunately, not every brilliant person lives in Washington, and they’re not all motivated by money and power.

I know this firsthand, because some of the most brilliant people I’ve ever met are my coworkers at LifeSiteNews.

I joined LSN as the Washington, D.C. Correspondent just a few months ago.  Since then, I have been consistently amazed by the talent this news service attracts.  My fellow journalists at LSN are some of the best in the business, and our support staff routinely works miracles with our meager budget, expanding our reach and influence far beyond what it “should” be for such a small website.

Believe me when I tell you that any one of these people could be making vast fortunes in DC right now, if only they were willing to “sell out.” I thank God that they are not.

But right now, they are worried.  Our operating funds have gotten dangerously low, and we all need this Christmas Campaign to be totally successful in order for us to keep doing the work that we do.

My colleagues’ dedication to the defense of life and family drives them to work long hours for relatively little pay, shining the light of truth on an increasingly dark culture.

None of us are here to get rich.  We do what we do because we know it’s important work, and someone has to do it.  We’re storing our treasure in heaven, not on Earth.

At the same time, we’re not a bunch of lone rangers or superheroes, forsaking normal human relationships and the trappings of modern life in pursuit of the greater good.  We’re regular people with families, mortgages, and bills to pay.

Our work at LifeSiteNews has to put food on the table for 25 full and part-time writers and other staff who have a combined 38 children at home!

Every one of those kids deserves not to go without basic necessities just because their parents have chosen to defend life instead of chasing dollar signs and power.

That’s why I hope you’ll contribute to help my colleagues and I continue our important work – work that is making a difference in the world.

Please consider donating as much as you can possibly afford to our Christmas campaign.  With $115,000 in donations still needed, it’s hard not to be anxious about whether we’ll reach our goal. Times are tough for everyone, I know, but we can’t keep LSN going without your support.  

Still, Steve Jalsevac always says, “we just tell the readers what we need and they always seem to come through.” 

Well, we are indeed in great need of a minimum of $115,000 – no exaggeration.  So, to those who have not yet donated … will you help?     
 
Make no mistake—the service LSN provides is absolutely essential in these times. It’s not just me who says that – many readers and leaders repeatedly tell us that.  They say they don’t know what they would do without LifeSiteNews. We are always grateful and humbled to hear it.

As our culture grows ever darker, it’s vital we keep shining the light of truth into every corner, nook and cranny by reporting the stories you won’t read about in the mainstream media.

Here are just a few ways LSN readers impacted the culture of life this year:

    • Canadians turned up the heat on their elected officials after reading our coverage of the 491 babies who were left to die after failed abortions.
    • LSN readers flooded a Nevada judge with phone calls urging him not to force a disabled woman to abort her baby.  Ultimately, the judge changed his mind and the baby was saved.

    • Thousands of people rallied against the HHS mandate that forces faithful employers to pay for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-causing drugs.
  • Our coverage of these and hundreds of other stories gave our readers the resources and information they needed to fight for the culture of life.

    Please, this Christmas season, give the gift of truth.  Make a donation to LifeSiteNews.  Support our talented staff as we work hard to bring light to a world so often filled with darkness.

    Your support is what makes our work possible. 

    Thank you, and Merry Christmas.
                                                                             
    Sincerely,

     

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    Kirsten Andersen
    Washington, D.C. Correspondent
    LifeSiteNews.com
           
    P.S. – LifeSiteNews needs your support now more than ever.  Large and small donations, from $5 to $10,000 or more – all are greatly appreciated – and desperately needed. Meanwhile, the culture of death marches on.  Please, help LSN shine the light of truth on a darkened world.  Make your tax-deductible contribution today.

    To make a donation by phone or mail, please click here.

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