Last Chance to Receive Funds for Green Organizing in Your State!
If you can act quickly, your state party can receive up to $5000 to build Green capabilities in your state. The deadline for submitting an application is being extended to Thursday (August 4). So far, applications have been approved for MA, NJ, NY, OR, and WA. See below to see if your state is eligible.
These funds are being provided by the Jill Stein for President campaign in the form of a simple contract with state Green Parties. The form of the contract (and the deadline) stems from requirements imposed by campaign finance laws.
The work being funded will strengthen Jill's campaign as well as assisting in the development of local green party infrastructure. The contracts do not imply that your state party has endorsed Jill. They just require that you make a good faith effort to address the kind of tasks you list in your application.
Q: Who is eligible?
A: Any recognized state Green party that files reports with the FEC.
Q: How do we apply?
A: The co-chairs of your state party (or other presiding officers) must complete the application form below and return it to us by August 4 (Thursday). To be considered, please return this form via email to email@example.com.
Q: Does our party have to make a decision on exactly how we will spend the funds?
A: In order to remain compliant with federal laws and FEC regulations, we’ve put a menu of options on the application form below that define allowable uses of funds. Please select the options that best match your own capacity and interests as a party. Selecting options on the application doesn’t commit you to do all the selected items - but we ask you to follow up with the Campaign later to tell us what you're doing.
Q: When will I know if my application has been approved?
A: We will contact you as soon as you have been approved.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions?
A: Contact John Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org
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APPLICATION – PARTY BUILDING INITIATIVE
[Return to email@example.com by Thursday, August 4]
We, the undersigned officers of the Green Party entity described below hereby apply for funds under the Party Building Initiative. We pledge to make a good faith effort to ensure that any funds received under this initiative are expended towards efforts in the 2016 Campaign in ways that will strengthen our electoral capacity, including the options listed below.
We acknowledge that the decision to provide these funds, and the amount to be provided, is at the sole discretion of the Jill Stein for President Campaign.
We commit to using these funds in ways that are in full compliance with any applicable local, state, or federal campaign finance laws and regulations. If we have questions about the use of funds, we will contact Finance@Jill2016.com.
We are interested in receiving funds towards the following efforts (please check all that may apply):
____ - Assembling databases of supporters to share with the Campaign.
____ - Developing an updated media contact list for your region to be employed in sending out press materials for Campaign releases, State Party releases, and other communications.
____ - Organizing a media watchdog team to help respond to news coverage and demand fair coverage of the Campaign and of the Green Party.
____ - Assist with organizing efforts for visits to your state by the Campaign, or organize joint appearances by national and local candidates.
____ - Organize Green Party chapters on college campuses and other local campaign chapters.
____ - Support ballot access efforts in your state, including recruitment for ballot access petitioning, and recruitment for travel to neighboring states to achieve ballot access in other areas.
____ - Train members to use social media platforms for fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and party visibility. Some of these skills may be obtainable from the Campaign.
____ - Support travel of low-income or otherwise marginalized members of your party to national events, such as the Annual National Meeting and the Presidential Nominating Convention.
____ - Distribute campaign materials, such as buttons, bumperstickers, and yard signs.
____ - Organize volunteer meetings, house parties, and rallies in support of the Campaign.
Legal Name of State Green Party:
FEC Committee ID#:
Amount of funds requested: $____________ ($5,000 limit)
Committee Mailing Address (for mailing check):
Party Officers Submitting Application (at least one):
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