If you receive our emails, you might have noticed that we’ve moved platforms. Since we launched the Legal Insurrection Foundation almost three years ago, our email and other online functions were housed with Salsa Labs. But, due to annoying circumstances beyond our control, we were thrust into the opportunity to learn an entirely new system!
This week, we made the transition to Constant Contact. So, if you’re used to getting emails from us via Salsa Labs and have noticed a change, or maybe your inbox spam filters have noticed a change, this move is likely the culprit. Tech changes like this take time, even if the platforms are easy to use. Lots of little things we learn via trial and error, details that take time to notice and iron out. Please be patient with us and if you see any issues or have any problems, please feel free to reach out to us.
So, why the change? In the great age of deplatforming, we received an email at 5:00 PM on a Friday informing us that our business was no longer welcome at Salsa Labs.
Professor Jacobson wrote in this morning’s edition of Morning Insurrection:
DEPLATFORMED — We are transitioning away from Salsa Labs as our email and donation platform, not voluntarily. They don’t want us on their platform anymore, with no explanation given. They don’t claim we violated their terms of service or did anything wrong. I think we all know what’s going on. So we are now using Constant Contact for our emails and Donor Perfect as our donation platform. This has been an incredible time and money sink. We have spent many dozens of hours finding and then onboarding the new platforms. And the whole thing will end up costing us over 10k in additional costs for the transition. There may be a few wrinkles to iron out in the coming days, so bear with us.
Time and money sink for sure.
In addition to a new email platform, our online donation forms have changed, too. If something looks different there, don’t be alarmed. This is intentional, too.
Email is still the best way for us to reach you. We back up lists regularly in the event we wake up to find we have yet again been deplatformed. Truth is a valuable and dangerous commodity these days.
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