Wow! Your response to our matching funds drive was incredible. I’m very pleased to say that we achieved our goal of raising enough money to qualify for federal matching funds.
I want to give a big thank you to everyone who contributed, everyone who volunteered, and everyone who helped spread the word to make this amazing victory happen!
The last day of our drive in particular was a phenomenal, record-breaking day. Our team of staff and volunteers spent all day working the phones and the internet, leaving no stone unturned to make sure each state hit its fundraising target.
By the end of the day, we had raised over $11,000 and boosted the last 7 states we needed safely over the threshold to qualify for matching funds, becoming the first Green campaign in US history to reach this milestone at the beginning of an election year.
The next step for our campaign team is to officially apply to the FEC for federal matching funds. While we don’t yet have official confirmation, we are confident that our application will be successful and we’ll start receiving matching funds in a matter of weeks.
Qualifying for matching funds early gives a huge boost to our campaign, by allowing us to start hiring key staff, petitioning for ballot access, and organizing thousands of volunteers who have signed up to help.
And we can start lifting up the transformative solutions that our campaign alone is offering: A Green New Deal providing 20 million living wage jobs, 100% renewable energy by 2030, a Peace Offensive to end catastrophic wars for oil and stop ISIS in its tracks, and a bailout for students mired in college debt, unleashing their power to revive the economy and lead the charge for social change.
Remember - your gift will be matched. That means 200% of what you give will go directly towards building the movement for people, planet and peace over profit.
Again, thank you so much for this historic achievement. Now I’m more excited than ever to work together with you to take back our future and create a world that works for all of us.
It’s in our hands!