Join Sludge to Support Money-in-Politics Muckraking

Sludge is ad-free and financially supported by our members.

Members enable us to maintain our journalistic independence, add breaking news analysis, and conduct original investigations.

Donations to Sludge directly support our team of journalists: David, Donny, Jay, Josefa and Alex

Members receive the following benefits in our open newsroom:

$5
per month
Access to members discussion forums with our journalists for behind-the-scenes chats and breaking news
$9
per month
All the above, plus invitations to online events with money-in-politics experts
$50
one time gift
Support our reporting through Election Day – the first coffee mugs are sold out (!), but donate at this level for the next Sludge “swag”
$250 (or more)
one time gift
All the above, plus invitations to events in NYC, video chat invitations with editors, and the option of a public thank-you on the site. All towards our independence.

Sludge is part of the First Fleet of newsrooms on Civil, the blockchain-backed publishing platform for sustainable journalism. Stay tuned as Civil rolls out more of its diverse newsmaker community and CVL cryptocurrency for independent media.

Our first printing of Sludge mugs is sold out, so this initial run is no longer available – but stay tuned as the next generation of Sludge swag is created and offered at the $50 level.

Questions, feedback?

Email us, we’re interested in hearing from you. Our team chats with our community throughout the day in our special member forums – raise your ideas and suggest stories alongside other money-in-politics newsreaders.