York Green Party

York Green Party membership soars as Crowdfunder is launched

28 January 2015

The huge increase in memership of the Green Party at national level has been a big story in the news of late. On Tuesday morning membership of the Green Party of England and Wales passed 50,000 - an astonishing figure, especially considering the Party had less than 15,000 members a year ago.

York Green Party has seen this trend reflected in our own membership. We now have over 400 members, with 132 having joined since the turn of the year alone. The turnout at recent members' meetings has also reflected this increase. This is fantastic news and we would like to thank and welcome all new members.

Now is the time that we must capitalise on this surge in support for the Green Party. We want York to have representatives committed to sustainable environmental policies, a fairer economy, and to proper consultation with the people they represent to ensure their voices are heard. To help us to achieve this, we rely on donations from our generous supporters to cover the costs of our campaign.

With just 99 days to go until the election, we have now launched a Crowdfunder page for donations to help elect the Green Party in York. Green Party membership subscriptions go to the national office first. A small part of it will reach the local party but normally only a year after a member has signed up. Therefore, we rely on our members to fund our local party.

We need funds most in the run-up to the election but will not benefit financially from our new members before May without donations. Please give what you can and share the page with friends and family - and help us to turn the momentum behind the Green Party into real gains in May 2015.

Update: York Green Party membership had increased by a half by the end of January.

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