Thank you so much for being a part of our campaign. Because of you countless more voters will have the opportunity to vote Green in 2015. Together we can be part of the Green Surge that ensures that our voice is heard on the national stage.
For funds raised above our target we will endeavour to use the money to support our newly selected candidates! Extra money will go towards ensuring these newly funded candidates have enough funds for leaflets and freeposts. With this stretch target we can work towards as many places as possible in the UK having vibrant and active Green Party campaigns!
You will have heard how the recent outrageous decision by broadcasters not to include the Green Party in the leaders' debates triggered a great outpouring of support and a huge surge in membership. That bold rise in support has helped to change the broadcasters' minds and compelled them to think again. Together we can bring change.
Currently the Green Party of England and Wales is standing in 75% of seats. The reason for this is down to financial constraints and the fact that some constituencies don’t have the Green support they require to stand – we of course expect this to change! In order to stand, the party must put down a £500 deposit for each candidate. The money raised through this crowdfunding campaign will go toward standing in many more seats around the country, maximising the potential for everyone in England and Wales to choose a Green Party candidate as their candidate for the General Election. If a local candidate receives over 5% of the vote, the Greens will be able to retain that deposit and put the money to great use by funding future campaigns.
For every £500 we raise, our team in Green Party Headquarters will seek out a local party that is not yet standing a General Election candidate due to lack of funds. Our committed team of campaigners are dedicated to ensuring that step by step, we are working towards a full slate of genuine and passionate candidates. Every single pound raised will make a real difference on the ground. Please give generously to support a democratic Britain, one which is supported by ordinary people.
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