Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cynthia McKinney to seek federal macthing funds

Cynthia McKinney has plans to qualify for federal matching funds for her bid for the Green Party's presidential nominations. This is from her website

Help Cynthia Qualify for Matching Campaign Funds

Submitted by admin on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 04:22.

Money is the Mother's Milk of Politics. Money is necessary to buy the yard signs and handbills, pay the airfare necessary for Cynthia's travels, meets the payroll necessary to staff her campaign and makes it possible for Cynthia to get her Green message out to the voters of this nation.

Thanks to the public backlash to the past abuses of our system of privately financed elections, Congress in the wake of the Watergate scandal adopted a system of partial public financing. Under this system, public tax dollars are available to match the first $250 of each individual contribution that an eligible Presidential candidate receives during the primary campaign.

With your help, Cynthia McKinney can qualify as a candidate eligible for these Federal matching campaign funds. To do so, she must certify that she has met the "threshold requirement" for eligibility by raising at least $5,000 in each of at least 20 states. While any contribution up to $2,300 per donor is welcome in support of this campaign, only the first $250 of each individual contribution counts toward that total.

Consequently, the Power to the People Campaign has set a goal of raising $100,000 in qualifying contributions as our first step in launching this campaign to elect Cynthia McKinney the 44th President of the United States. With your help we can achieve that end. Please use our donor form to make as generous a donation as you can. Then send all of your friends, coworkers and neighbors to this site asking that they match or exceed your donation.

Help us expeditiously put this first campaign milestone behind us, so we can get on with the business of getting Cynthia on fifty-one ballots and reaching out to the voters of this nation who are ready for a Green alternative to the wars being waged both at home and abroad by the War Parties and their candidates. Our communities deserve no less.

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