Dear Readers  —

As we begin to lower the curtain on 2018 and plan for the year ahead, Uken Report wants to thank its readers for their incredible support. This support was demonstrated in countless ways including the gift of an interview, a show of support through words and Facebook “Likes,” the gift of time to explain issues and provide context, and financial support.

As we plan for an even better 2019, we are asking you to join us and make a year-end donation to Uken ReportFinancial gifts our readers make up a critical portion of our revenue, and we would love to be able to count on your support as we head into next year.

We also want to give you something in this season of giving. In addition to our FREE daily serving of stories, Tweets, and Facebook posts, want to give back 10 percent of any donation we receive.

We will give you the following:

  • For every $50 donation, we will send you a $5 Starbucks gift card.
  • For every $100 donation, we will send you a $10 Starbucks gift card.
  • For every $1,000 donation, we will send you a $100 Target gift card for use in store or online.

Uken Report, a digital media platform, was founded in October 2017 with a primary emphasis on politics, veterans issues, and healthcare. We deviate from those issues from time to time, but they are our bread and butter — and our passions.

The Coachella Valley is a hotbed of news and politics. We believe there is enough news to go around for everyone. Our goal is to shine the light in dark corners and hold public officials and public official wannabes accountable.

Our reporting, we believe has informed voters on the people they are electing, not just as politicians but as people. It has given us tremendous satisfaction to work with Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel “Manny” Perez on veterans issues and with Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and the City Council in Cathedral City to write extensively on designating Desert Memorial Parks’ LGBTQ Veterans Memorial in Cathedral City as the state’s official LGBTQ Veteran Memorial.

We shined the light on a controversial questionnaire in the recent Riverside County Sheriff’s race. You did not see that elsewhere.

We wrote about Susan Ford Bales and her mother’s breast cancer and former U.S. Congresswoman Mary Bono’s connection to the “MeToo Movement.”

Your year-end donation will help us ensure that we can continue this vital work into 2019. We are busier than ever covering stories you might not see anywhere else. Make your gift of any amount today and join thousands across the region, standing up for the power of independent journalism to produce real, lasting change.

Most kindly,

Cindy Uken, CEO

Uken Report