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Our nation’s political, civic and cultural divide underscores a sobering reality: if we’re not careful, we could lose this grand 225-year experiment in self-governance.

         One important guardrail that helps ensure we don’t fall into the hands of tyrants is a news media free of government interference and restrictions.

         That’s why this Giving Tuesday we humbly invite you to consider a tax-deductible gift to the Oklahoma Observer Democracy Foundation, our 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to create a better informed Oklahoma.

         Established 8½ years ago, the OODF supports efforts to provide all Oklahomans with important fact-based news and commentary they can’t get anywhere else.

         Gifts, for example, help fund our weekly Observercast podcasts and our monthly in-person Newsmakers series, both aimed at improving civic understanding via on-the-news conversations with elected officials, activists and experts on the front lines of public policymaking.

         They also help ensure cash-strapped town, county, K-12 school and college libraries across Oklahoma have access to news and analysis provided by The Oklahoma Observer, for 54 years the state’s leading independent journal of commentary.

         A healthy nation and state requires a healthy public square, where political and public policy debates are based on facts and where differing viewpoints can be respectfully hashed out.

         Click to help the Oklahoma Observer Democracy Foundation’s work to create a better informed Oklahoma. 

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