New stretch target
Thank you for support so far. All extra funding will go to the advertising campaign for leafleting posters and banners.
This is our last push to get funds to stand all three MP Candidates in Walsall before the cut off date of the 7th April!
About the project
We previousely launched a crowdfunder appeal that failed to reach the minimum amount by the closing date, and we were very close to our goal.
There has been a lot of development and growth to our local party since our last attempt:Walsall Green Party has only existed since December 2014, we are that new! To date we are still operating with NO finaces, which is hindering us getting the word out that we even exist. We have more than doubled in membership to the local party since December 2014 and more and more supporters and volunteers are signing up each week. Walsall Green Party is a very exciting place at the moment, as we have now selected a candidate for ALL three Walsall constituencies. Which is a first in the history of local politics for The Green Party. But, because each candidate has to pay £500 to actually stand and be listed on your ballot papers, just after this appeal closes in April. We are faced with a dilemah, as the Green Party doesn't accept huge corporate hand outs like the other political parties and we need to raise the money ourselves with your help. The national parties campaingn to raise funds to stand as many candidates across the country has helped us, because we did apply to that fund - however there wasn't enough of a fund to cover all three candidates for Walsall. So it is vital that we raise at least another £500 or we will be faced with the prospect of choosing which area of Walsall wont have a Green candidate to vote for! ... Not something we want, as so many new people are joining and supporting the party BECAUSE they have a candidate to vote for provided that £500 fee is covered.
As a minimum we need to raise the £500 to stand all candidates, BUT we really need additional funds to cover the cost of leaflet production. In order to help us get the word out that Walsall Borough residents can vote for something different to the usual old dated politics of the past. Local members are champing at the bit in eagerness to canvess and raise awareness, to come to your doors and meet you in town with leaflets telling you all about us. So anything over the £500 will be to advertise that you have a REAL alternative for you vote on 7th May 2015.
**PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE ON THE ELECTORAL REGISTER - THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF DONATING TO A POLITICAL PARTY***IF YOU PLEDGE £500 OR OVER, YOU MUST BE WILLING TO PROVIDE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS AND ADDRESS*