I signed up to give a whole 10 bucks per month to the ACLU, and even that amount in this financial climate seemed like a lot to me. And now two months in a row since signing that piece of paper, I've received material mailed to my house pleading for more money. It really bugs me when I give money to an organization that turns around and spends my money trying to get me to donate more money.
It's insane and it's insane to donate money to these organizations.
I want to be removed the money-pleading paper mailer or I'm going to stop my tiny little donation. In this day and age, you'd think email would be the only option (and then I can forward your email to the trash rather than add more junk to a landfill.)
When your folks are in the parking lot at Trader Joe's looking all forlorn, pleading for money for the cause, you need to tell them to let us know before hand that our donations will be spent annoying us, asking for more money because had I known that's what my money would be spent on, I'd not have signed up. Either that, or I would have given $20.00 bucks to pay for postage.
Ten bucks could go to my local homeless shelter and be used more wisely. Ten bucks could buy a tree to replace the ones you're killing. Ten bucks could go to a really cheap hit-man.
This goes for you too, SF AIDS Foundation. I told you no matter how much you beg me for money, and even telephoned (!!) to beg me for money, I will only donate in December when I receive my holiday bonus and can afford to donate. I've kept my word. Now please keep your word. Stop harassing me before I get an ACLU lawyer to look into this matter. I have rights too!