Jill Stein Campaign Seeks to Meet Matching Fund Goals
September 12, 2015
[The following item comes from the Jill Stein campaign for the Green Party presidential nomination.]
Now is the time to support a serious, independent, left candidate for Presidential in 2016. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, is already garnering media attention, building support in social justice movements and frontline struggles and taking on the undemocratic Presidential Debate Commission.
The Stein campaign is committed to running a clean money campaign and is refusing donations from corporate lobbyists or officers of for-profit corporations. She is also committed to qualifying for public matching funds. When qualified, all her donations of between $5 and $250 from an individual will be matched dollar for dollar. In other words, an individual's total donations up to $250 will be doubled by the matching funds system.
Jill needs our help to meet the qualifying threshold. She must raise at least $5,000 in qualified contributions in at least 20 states. The campaign's goal is to qualify a year ahead of the election since this would be a highly visible statement that a serious independent left candidate is heading for the ballot in November 2016.
As of Labor Day weekend, the Stein campaign was qualified in five states (CA, FL, MA, NY, and WA). She was more than half way to the qualifying threshold in another 8 states (CO, CT, IL, MD, NJ, OR, PA, and TX). And she is working hard to accelerate efforts in AZ, GA, MI, MN, NC, NM, OH, VA, and WI. Weekly state-by-state updates of the matching funds campaign will be posted here.
So please help push Jill over the top by going to https://jillstein.