Green Party candidates don’t take contributions from corporations or corporate sponsored PACs*. We depend on the generosity and support of those individuals who share our Green values, principles and vision for a just, democratic, nonviolent and sustainable society.
Hank Bardel for Borough President Contribution Policies:
Our campaign is registered with the New York City Campaign Finance Board, and must comply with their rules.
The contribution limit to our campaign by individuals is a cumulative amount of $3,850. If you are a principal, owner, or senior manager of an entity that does business with the City of New York, your contribution limit is $320.
Contributions from corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), and partnerships are prohibited. If we receive a contribution from any of these entities, we must immediately return it to the contributor.
We may accept contributions from individuals if they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Only contributions from individual New York City residents are eligible to be matched with public funds.
Contributions from corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), and partnerships are prohibited.
Anonymous contributions are prohibited. If we receive an anonymous contribution, State law requires us to pay that amount to the state comptroller for deposit in the general state treasury.
We may accept cash contributions, but only up to $100 from any single contributor during the election cycle.
We may also accept money order contributions up to the contribution limit. However, only the first $100 of a money order contribution from an individual New York City resident can be matched with public funds.
A completed Contribution Card must accompany your contribution
The best way for us to receive and document contributions is by
check. Make sure your check:
- is made payable to “Hank Bardel for Borough President”
- has the date and amount of the contribution written
- has your name and address pre-printed (no starter checks unless they are accompanied by a fully completed contribution card).
- is signed by the contributor.
*”Greens reject corporate contributions because we don’t believe corporations deserve the same political rights as “natural persons” (real human beings). Corporations have too much influence over the political system because they’ve been given “personhood” status by certain Supreme Court decisions, most recently Citizens United in 2010. It would be hypocritical for the Green Party and Green candidates to accept checks from corporate PACs while opposing the right of corporate PACs to write checks for parties and candidates. The fact that there are some well-behaved corporations and that not all corporate contributions are corrupting is besides the point.”
Scott McLarty Media Coordinator, GPUS