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The Center for Investigative Reporting is working at the front lines to provide you with the facts and information you need to participate in democracy.

Truth, empathy and the public trust are all at risk, now more than ever.  As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the generosity of those who value facts and the power of journalism to hold the powerful accountable. Your support helps us empower the public through investigative journalism and storytelling that sparks action, improves lives and protects our democracy. 

Please join us today. Because the truth will not reveal itself.

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