In the blink of an eye, the Firedoglake Membership Program turned 1-year old today, and I can hardly believe it.

Happy BirthdayOn this day of March in 2011, only 5 quick months after I began working for Firedoglake, we launched our membership drive. We had over 500 members join within the first week, and an additional 300 in the second week. It was an amazing heartfelt success, as people were pledging to help make Firedoglake sustainable for years.

By joining membership, whether you all know it or not, you have helped to bring on new writers, support our staff, allow for more petitions and actions to take place, and encouraged us to grow as a news source. Due to your support, we can continue to look into the future, instead of being unsure if the future was in our sights. It also allows us to stay independent, free from outside influence and alternative motifs.

If you are not already a member, JOIN HERE, or give me a call to talk about membership benefits at (202)709-7498.

You can always email me at members@firedoglake.com.

A birthday is an amazing time to look back at your success stories from the year, but an even better time to reflect. To think about how you can make yourself better, stronger, healthier, and in membership’s case, helpful.

I only wish we were able to have a physical birthday party for the Membership program, but this post will have to do for now. One of the things to put on our birthday wish list is to have a large meet-up one day for all members.

Not a member? Join the list below in celebration of the Membership Program’s 1st birthday.

Thank You New Members!

Kathy J

Pamela J

Richard W

Richard W

Daniel P

David C

Lora P

Nicholas N

Victor T

Tom C

David R

Clytie S

Dan A

Scott M

Jack K

Kristen Z

Robert E

Jerry R

Dennice B

Susan O

Keith B

D. Cormac L

Frederick M

William P

Tony N

Jack W

Daniel S

David S

Tom V

Magesh J

Sheila S

E.C.R

Thomas W. H.

Carole H

Joel A