Nov 18, 2015 ยท 1 minute

Last month, we announced the launch of our Pando Patrons program.

Patrons pay $500 to support Pando's independent journalism – which is more important now than ever – in return for a place on our Patrons wall. Patrons get a one year Pando membership but also pay for four free memberships to be given to anyone who needs one but can't afford or justify the standard $10 monthly fee.  

We've already sold well over half of the 100 available Patron slots for the year. If you want to support what we do, and help others to access it, there's still time for you to grab your slot. We're insanely grateful to everyone who has already. 

Today we're starting our giveaway of the sponsored memberships, paid for by Pando Patrons and our first Super Patron, Braintree. We have a little over 1200 free subscriptions (so far) to give away and, to kick things off, we're giving away 50 a day for the next ten days.

If you've already registered for the giveaway, check your email later today to see if you're getting one of the first 50. And keep checking your email every day. 

If you haven't already registered for your chance of a free 12-month membership, there are two easy ways to do so. 

The first, and easiest, is to sign up to our daily email newsletter using the box at the bottom of the Patron page. Every day we'll pick a new batch of newsletter readers (who aren't current Pando members) to receive free subscriptions. 

The second way, if you represent a group that would like to request more than one sponsored membership, is to drop us a note at patrons@pandodaily.com explaining how many memberships you’d like and for what group or institution. This is the option to use if you’re representing a school, a non-profit or some other organization that could benefit from free Pando memberships.

Good luck -- and thanks once again to all of our Pando Patrons. We literally couldn't do what we do without you. 

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SPONSOR MESSAGE: We handle the payments. You handle everything else. Learn more about Braintree.