The Tenth Amendment Center reached its biannual fundraising goal of $15,000 this week.
â€œWe are extremely grateful to all of the people who value our work enough to contribute financially,â€ Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey said. â€œI think it demonstrates the rising tide of support for the constitutional principles of limited federal power and state sovereignty. This wasnâ€™t done with corporate donations or PAC money. Itâ€™s normal, everyday Americans pitching in to help a few dollars at a time.â€
A total of 245 people donated over 40 days, giving on average $61.23. The top donation was $2,500 and a second individual gave $1,000.
Michael Boldin founded the Tenth Amendment Center five years ago. Since then, the organization has garnered national attention on a modest budget.
â€œIn just a short time, weâ€™ve grown to be a force on the political scene. Five years ago, â€˜nullificationâ€™ was just a concept for history buffs. Today, itâ€™s becoming part of the national discussion. So much so that both the Heritage Foundation on the right and the Southern Poverty Law Center on the left have attacked our work,â€ Boldin said. â€œThink about that, and do the math. When Heritage takes in $40 million, theyâ€™re receiving over $4500 per hour. That means they cover our entire yearly budget every seven hours. SPLC covers our budget every eight hours. And yet, our movement is so dangerous to their centralized power they feel the need to attack.â€
TAC will continue pushing forward, working toward a tier two goal of an additional $5,000.
â€œWeâ€™ve now covered the cost to keep our weekly radio show on the air for six months. We can maintain the manpower to produce one or two new books in the pipeline, and we plan on expanding our legislative tracking,â€ Boldin said. â€œIf we can hit $25,000, weâ€™ll also be able to add a part time legislative liaison and kick off some other exciting projects.
For a detailed breakdown of TACs financial blueprint, click HERE.
The Tenth Amendment Center exists to promote and advance a return to a proper balance of power between federal and State governments envisioned by our founders, prescribed by the Constitution and explicitly declared in the Tenth Amendment. A national think tank based in Los Angeles, the Tenth Amendment Center works to preserve and protect the principle of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism.