Our friends at Democracy Rising PA are in the middle of a fundraising campaign to keep their good work going.
"If any good news has come out of this avalanche of bad press, it is this: The apathy is over," according to the government watchdog group. "The opportunity is ripe. People are mad as hell about the dearth of public integrity in Pennsylvania's government, and they're not going to take it anymore."
Democracy Rising PA has until Dec. 31 to raise $100,000 "in order to receive matching funds from a group of donors across the political spectrum," according to a press release from the organization.
"That's serious money that can turn anger into action," the release continues.
Money collected by the group will fund its efforts to bring "integrity, value, transparency, and citizen confidence in government," according to founder Tim Potts.
Democracy Rising PA wants to enact at least two "best-in-America" laws on matters of public integrity by Election Day 2008.
Democracy Rising PA is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible.
If you're interested in putting your money to good use (as opposed to turning it over to Ed Rendell and the Harrisburg Hogs) consider making a donation by going to the Democracy Rising PA Web site, www.democracyrisingpa.com