All through my recent commentary has been the idea that the Green Party needs to get real about raising money in small amounts. In his recent campaign for Congress, Jerry McNerney (CA 11) raised a very large amount of money where the average contribution was under $150. So, it can be done.
Some simple math:
Were we to get $10 from all 141,451 registered Greens (10/23/2006 data) we would have added nearly $1.5 million in the state budget.
So, this is my challenge. Go here and donate at least $10. Then, get two additional Green Party members to do the same. Every little bit helps. I would love to have State GP Treasurer, Kenny Mostern, complaining about the gas he was burning going to the bank to make deposits.
If the Green Party is doing anything worth while, it is worth supporting with a cost of a few lattes at your local coffee house.