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Help emptywheel and d-day Cover the Prop 8 Trial

As you are no doubt aware, starting on Monday, a Federal Court in San Francisco will review the California Supreme Court decision to uphold the infamous Proposition 8.

This trial will be one of the most important civil rights cases in a generation, in which Bush/Gore 2000 adversaries David Boies and Ted Olson team up to defeat California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriages. We don’t want to miss it.

Firedoglake wants to bring Scooter-Libby-trial style reporting to San Francisco’s Federal Courthouse.  We have a California team — David Dayen arrives from Los Angeles this weekend and I’ll provide commentary and video interviews — and will welcome Libby liveblogger Marcy Wheeler later in the week.

But we need your help to do it.

We want to bring some interpid Firedoglake bloggers and reporters to cover the Prop 8 trial, but we need your help to make it happen. Can you help us reach our goal of 3,000 people donating $1 a day or more to help us cover the Prop 8 trial?

Click here to donate $1 a day or more to fund Firedoglake and our coverage of the Prop 8 trial.

FDL has grown a lot since we covered the Scooter Libby trial in 2006, and we now have an incredible group of full time writers and reporters like Jon Walker and David Dayen, in addition to our superb editing and tech crew. But that means the cost of publishing the blog on a daily basis has also increased dramatically.

If 3,000 people donate just $1 a day, it allows us to pay our staff and our regular expenses and continue to produce independent journalism that is free from the limitations imposed by corporate, foundation or big donor funding.

Perry vs Schwarzenegger will set an important precedent in civil rights cases of this kind, and represents an opportunity to continue the same kind of unbridled, independent journalism that you can’t get from the mainstream media.

The trial starts on Monday. Can you donate $1 a day to help us bring David Dayen and Marcy Wheeler to cover this historic trial?

Help us bring the Prop 8 trial to the FDL community. Click here and pledge $1 a day or more to Firedoglake.

Donations have been instrumental in bringing us this far, and we need your help to keep the momentum going. Please join us and pledge your monthly donation to FDL today.  Thank you for your support.