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People often have no idea what a donation means to us.
Local Greens work hard attending council meetings, campaigning online, listening to the views of residents and getting our policies across in the city. But this work is not enough. Green campaigns also need cash to deliver messages effectively, especially to residents who are not online.
It costs £20 to print 100 glowing green window posters and £200 - £300 to print a ward newsletter.
It costs £500 to stand a parliamentary candidate and an outrageous £5000 for our candidates to stand in elections for Elected Mayor (CPCA), Police & Crime Commissioner and the European Parliament. This is money we have to deposit in order to be able to stand and we only get this back if we can secure at least 5% of the vote. So to get our election deposits back, we need to spend even more to make sure our candidate on the ballot paper can be recognised by voters and that our message is heard.
We don't have big donors. We don't take money from grubby big business. We are not in the pockets of media barons. We have no choice but to ask our supporters and members to dig deep and to contribute as much as we can. This can be a considerable strain for our members and activists, especially those on low incomes. It helps enormously if those who are too busy to give their time can give money.