What happens in D.C. doesn’t stay in D.C.

Things decided in the Beltway affect our paychecks, our health, our lives.

We’ve been fearlessly reporting this story for 30 years.

Help us do this for another 30.

That’s why we’re launching our 30 for 30 campaign, where every dollar you give will be matched up to $30,000, thanks in part to NewsMatch, a national matching-gift campaign that drives donations to nonprofit newsrooms (like us!)

Help us go
for 30

Dear Watchdog community,

We celebrated our 30th year this year — with every one of those years a dog year, packing enough tumult, change and challenges to last several lifetimes.

When we started, the World Wide Web was just a glimmer, and the digital revolution had not yet begun to shred the media industry.

When we started, a free press was still a cornerstone of our democracy, not a punching bag for the powerful. When we started, few had any notion of a nonprofit newsroom.

So we blazed a trail, with journalism that changed laws, exposed bullies and sellouts, transformed lives.

We’ve won Pulitzers, Polks, Loebs and Murrows and filed more FOIA lawsuits than the Washington Post or Los Angeles Times.

We mean to keep going. There’s much to be done, and fewer of us doing it these days.

That’s why we’re launching our 30 for 30 campaign, where every dollar you give from now until Dec 31 will be matched up to $30,000.

This is a great way for you to double your impact as we double down on our mission to produce journalism that serves the public.

We’ve proven that our small newsroom can punch way above its weight. With your support, we’ll punch harder.

Thanks for reading and supporting us through the years,

Susan Smith Richardson

New Vision, Same Mission

Here are the 4 ‘D’s transforming our society:

  • Distrust of government
  • Disaffection with institutions
  • Disinformation
  • Demographic change

In times like these, Public Integrity’s mission is more important than ever. From our perch in D.C., we are investigating how policies and laws emanating from Washington affect communities far from the nation’s capital. Here’s what we’re doing to address those 4 Ds:

America’s growing inequality is one of the defining stories of our lifetime. And this is journalism worth supporting. Help us go 30 for 30.

Will you support us supporting great reporting across America? Help us go 30 for 30.

Want more of these sorts of initiatives? Help us go 30 for 30.