Supporting Public Address

Thanks for your interest in becoming a supporter of my work. For many years, voluntary subscriptions and contributions have been an important source of revenue for Public Address.

We use PressPatron, a Kiwi crowdfunding platform for supporting blogs and journalism websites. It started out as being a way to support the site itself, but as my priorities have changed, it's increasingly a way to make the kind of work I do as an independent journalist – especially around drug policy issues – more viable. I think it's still important to work at getting those stories into mainstream publications, but sometimes the main thing is just to get it published and Public Address is the right place for that.

If you’d like to become a supporter, simply click the button below. You’ll have the option of making a one-time or monthly contribution to Public Address.

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