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Over the last 18 months, we’ve lost nearly 20 percent of our sustaining donors.




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Over the last 18 months, the number of readers making recurring monthly donations to The Intercept has declined by nearly 20 percent. That’s over 4,000 donors. Most of those contributions were small donations of $5 or $10 a month. But together, they really add up.

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