Friends, family, colleagues, and supporters — something big happened overnight:


We quite literally could not have done it without every one of you. Thank you so much for your generosity and for cheering us on along the way.

But we're not done yet. This first $10,000 is just a start to making a kick-ass film. We're continuing to raise money so that we can spread The 39th and its message of involvement, awareness, and participation in local politics even further. Your donation will go toward making the best film possible and getting it in front of as many people as possible. And that's almost as important as finishing the film in the first place.

So, we've set ourselves a new stretch goal of $15,000 — and thanks to the awesome momentum we've seen from y'all, we're confident we can hit it before October 8th.

Here's how you can help: Know five friends who might be interested in this story —OFA-alumni, Chicagoans, or political junkies? Forward along our link ( email and share your personal reason for donating, and why they might want to help out, too. Even better — we've recruited a few awesome uber-supporters to host house parties in our final week! If you'd like to host one where you live, let us know and we can help put something really fun and impactful together. 

Thanks so much! Toasting you all this fine Sunday.

- Laura, Adam, and Josh