We started OptOut in 2020, disillusioned with the flippancy with which corporations, politicians, and their media mouthpieces treated organized labor, progressive activism, and the biggest public health crisis of our time. Much of the news being pumped out of corporate outlets simply reinforced the status quo. And it was clear the status quo wasn’t working.

Since launching our app, we’ve grown to include 200 participating media outlets that reach an aggregate of over 20 million unique users each month. We publish three newsletters that reach over 6,000 subscribers. Three years later, we’re still growing.

Now more than ever, it’s clear just how needed independent media is.

But in order to keep this operation going, we need more funds. As we near 2024, we’ve set a goal to raise $10,000. With about a week and a half left, we’re still short of our goal.

Your donations directly fund everything we do—developing and maintaining the app, administration, fundraising, design, marketing, and editors to curate news for you.

Any amount you’re able to spare makes a huge difference. When you donate to OptOut, you’re supporting a healthier and more robust network of independent media.

Thank you so much for your generosity, and happy holidays!


Alex and Walker
OptOut Media Foundation Co-Founders

P.S. Ask your employer if they match charitable gifts!