The fantastic Full Fact charity have until 27 February to raise £25,000 to fund a six week, 18 hours per day election fact-checking project.
The work of Full Fact is particularly vital in the run-up to the election.
According to the Institute for Financial Studies (IFS), working age benefits will have to be cut by a horrifying 25% in order for the Tories to meet their spending plans. When and if the conservatives set out how these massive cuts are to be made, we can expect a blizzard of anti-claimant propaganda from the DWP in an effort to make the cuts as appealing as possible to the general public.
The presence of a Full Fact team will make it harder for the DWP press office to put out blatant untruths without them being challenged and exposed.
Full Fact have recruited a team of specialist fact checking volunteers, including staff on secondment from the Office for National Statistics and from Ipsos Mori.
Funding is needed to cover start-up costs including reliable computers and fast internet as well as travel and other running costs.
If you are able, please make a donation of £2 or more towards the Full Fact election hub. The team are already well over halfway to their goal of £25,000 in less than two weeks
Whether you are able to donate or not, you can also make a difference by tweeting, blogging and emailing details of their fundraising campaign as widely as possible.
The link for the Crowdfunder campaign is: