BenitoLink joins San Benito GIVES campaign

The reason BenitoLink can provide thorough election coverage and local election forums is because of community support.

This article was written by BenitoLink Executive Director, Leslie David.


BenitoLink is taking part in San Benito GIVES. As a way to say thank you this year, anyone who donates on BenitoLink's San Benito GIVES page will be eligible for our special 4 Disneyland Tickets Drawing*. We know community support is an essential part of local news today. It helps us provide all the great candidate profiles we produced just for our readers to prepare for the upcoming elections. It means we can host forums like the one we held May 3 with San Benito Farm Bureau so you could hear from the candidates with your own ears. 

BenitoLink is your local nonprofit news and information website and we would be remiss if we forgot to remind you that we need your help. What is nonprofit news? Think of a news station somewhat like PBS but hyper-local. Our community, the San Benito County community is the engine behind our news machine. Thanks to major donors who care about keeping those in power honest, BenitoLink has recently been able to add investigative content for the first time.

Our goal is to be approachable, accessible and be your trusted source of news and information. Yes, we will make mistakes. We're human, but we hope you know that when we do make mistakes and you tell us, we will listen.

Your support is what makes BenitoLink strong. Please consider taking advantage of our Disneyland opportunity and donate to BenitoLink for San Benito GIVES before midnight May 15.


*Information on the BenitoLink 4 Disneyland Tickets Drawing see Terms of Use: Disneyland 2018 Drawing Official Rules

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Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.