It's been a great couple of days for the Green Party!
Just before the deadline on June 30th, the Jill Stein for President campaign surpassed the requirements to qualify for Federal Matching Funds. That means that at least 20 states were able to raise a minimum of $5000 within their state from donors giving no more than $250 per person. Since we were able to meet the threshold, it also means that every dollar that was donated to the campaign will now be doubled up with federal funds specifically earmarked for this purpose. This is the first time in the history of the party that we have been able to qualify for this money. Congratulations to Jill Stein, the Green Party, and to everyone that donated their money, time, and efforts towards this goal! Please watch this video from Dr. Stein!
In other good news, the Illinois Green Party is pleased to announce that we met the deadline for gathering the required signatures necessary to get our candidates on the ballot for the November election. We needed 25,000 signatures for Jill Stein, and 5000 each for Nancy Wade (5th Congressional district) and Paula Bradshaw (12th Congressional district). We were successful in all three endeavors, and only the Bradshaw petitions are being challenged. That means that YOU will have the opportunity to vote for a real progressive for President this election! And if you live in the 5th or 12th district, you can vote for a real progressive for Congress as well!
Congratulations to everyone that worked so hard the last three months to make these things happen!
Also- don't forget that the DuPage Greens monthly meeting is coming up next Monday, July 9th. Don't demoralize- organize! We'll see you there! In the meantime, have a happy and safe 4th of July!