Dear Forward Reader:
If you’re like me, you’ve been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions over last week’s political earthquake: Fear. Anger. Confusion.
Here at the Forward, we’re feeling those feelings too. But we’re also feeling something else: Drive. Purpose. Resolve.
At this critical time, independent journalism matters more than ever. If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to make a donation to support the Forward’s mission, this is it.
There’s a lot at stake. This was a presidential campaign season dominated by hateful rhetoric and outright lies. Extremist media outlets spewed forth a barrage of fake news stories based on invented “facts.”
Honest, hard-working journalists were made into villains. Many Jewish reporters — including several on our staff — were the targets of hundreds of offensive, anti-Semitic tweets, emails and phone calls.
But we are undeterred. Fearlessly reporting the truth to our readers has been a Forward hallmark for 120 years, and we’re not going to stop now. In fact, we’ve never been more resolute in our commitment to bring you what you’ve come to expect from us: reliable reporting and intelligent analysis through a Jewish lens.
For the next four years — and always — we’ll be right at your side, doing what we do best: publishing journalism of the highest caliber, based on rigorous research, meticulous editing, and a passion for the truth.
One of the things we’ve learned from this campaign is that we can no longer afford to take independent Jewish journalism for granted. That’s why your support is so important.
Please take a moment now to make your gift to the Forward. And be generous. Your financial help is what enables us to fulfill our critical mission of reporting the truth, day in and day out, to the Jewish world and beyond. Thank you.
Samuel Norich President, Forward Association
This story "Why You Need the Forward in the Age of Donald Trump — and We Need You Even More" was written by Samuel Norich.
Samuel Norich serves on the board as the president of the Forward and has served as executive director of the Forward Association since 2000. He was the publisher of the English and Yiddish Forward for 19 years until 2016.