The Daily Kos community has passed another major milestone. This morning, our email list surpassed 1,000,000 current subscribers:

Last year at this time, the Daily Kos email list stood at roughly 400,000 subscribers. So even though this is a post-election year, our community is growing at a phenomenal rate.

Here is our list growth by month, since the email list launched in August 2010, counting only current subscribers:

These are not just empty signups, as our list is extremely active. Since Oct. 1, over 700,000 of the 1,000,000+ subscribers either took at least one action or opened at least one email. In that time, the average list member opened 8 emails, and clicked 3.6.

There is a new progressive majority in America, and as time goes on it will only get bigger. In order to make sure that demographic majority becomes a governing majority, our primary job as progressive activists is to mobilize that majority and make sure that it retains the right the vote.

The Daily Kos community plays a key role in that mass mobilization. By bringing together millions of people in one place through creating and highlighting some of the best progressive content anywhere, we are able to channel those people into political action.

This action includes not just petitions, contacting public officials, and financial contributions to key electoral campaigns, but also the simple act of sharing our community's first-rate analysis of the news of the day.

In an era of corporate dominance both in the news media and on Capitol Hill, it is because of Daily Kos that voices of the progressive grassroots are still heard far and wide. We are an engine for growth and change, and this first 1,000,000 is only the beginning.

1:56 PM PT: I would be extremely remiss without giving special thanks to Rachel Colyer, Paul Hogarth and Michael Langenmayr today. The Daily Kos activism team tocks.

Originally posted to Chris Bowers on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 10:41 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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