Sorry, I got bored and skipped through most of this thread. Have to read the fine print where the money donated to ILA goes; I'm thinking higher % than the overall organization. You also need to keep in mind that the stats are prepared at the end of their fiscal year, so assuming they already covered their costs, incrementally every extra dollar donated goes to the cause. I'm a life member and already gave separately to ILA this year. Received the same e-mail today. When I get home, I'll send them another $125 even though I can't really afford it and will probably catch hell from my wife tomorrow. Franky if $0.05 goes towards defeating Obama this Nov I'll rest peacefully. Its not about what's in it for me in NY, its about the country. Thanks for posting.