A week ago Rightroots was introduced to the blogosphere. If you missed the unveiling, Rightroots is the blogger led effort (initiated by John Hawkins at Right Wing News) to fund conservative congressional candidates and help the GOP retain control of Congress. You can read a more detailed description here, then follow the links to the Rightroots site and give generously.
In the first week, Rightroots gained the endorsement of many bloggers and of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Congressman Jack Kinston. In just one week, over $36,000 has been raised for conservative congressional candidates through the Rightroots site. As a result of meeting his generous challenge, an additional $14,000 has been pledged by Congressman Kingston, bringing the one week total amount to over $50,000. Thanks is due to all those who have contributed, as well as to all the bloggers who have featured a Rightroots link at their site. The word is spreading, but there is still much work to do.
If you are a blogger and want to be part of the effort, there are several ways you can do that. One way is to run a free Rightroots blogad on your site. If you would like to run a Rightroots blogad, please email John Hawkins and let him know so he can hook you up.
Another way to support the Rightroots effort is to add your name to the list of those endorsing it and to post a permalink to the Rightroots site on the main page of your blog. To get the name of your blog listed on the Rightroots endorsement page, simply trackback this post. If you are not able to trackback, you can express your wish to be added to the list of endorsers in the comments section or by emailing me. Please include both your name and the name of your blog.
Thanks so much to all of those who have helped to make Rightroots an early success! November is approaching fast so now is the time to get busy. We really can make a difference.