Your contribution will be put to good use, in the final days before April 23's referendum, to help improve island democracy. The PR Action Team is a 100% volunteer-driven effort.
If you want to see how your contribution would be used, our budget scenarios are outlined here.
We blew past our first fundraising goal of $2500, enabling us to get this 'rural voices' TV ad on the air. Our second target of $4000 enabled us to book this hard-hitting radio ad to air during the last 5 days of the campaign:
OUR NEXT TARGET is $7000 - with anything more that we raise, we'll be able to put this ad on even more radio stations, and in social media advertising, AND hopefully also place ads in newspapers.
You can make a contribution by credit card below. Or, you can send us an e-transfer at info@PRonPEI.vote - include your full name and town name in the note field, and use the password Democracy.(This saves us on credit-card charges!) If you would like to contribute by cash or cheque, please contact us.
As a group of 7 island residents, we are allowed to raise and spend up to $7,000 on election advertising. 3 more people could join our team, to bring our allowed maximum to $10,000. If you'd like to join us, contact us!
We are an unregistered referendum advertiser, a proponent of Mixed-Member Proportional Representation, operating under the rules of the Electoral Systems Referendum Act (ESRA). This means that we did not receive any of the $75,000 of public funds available. We didn't want to apply for the public funding, because it would have restricted our ability to survey and recommend political candidates in the simultaneous election. Groups who receive public funding can not endorse political candidates, nor accept other donations.
We are grateful for the work that the registered, publicly-funded Vote Yes PEI group is doing. We hope that our work can add additional value, to support the community's efforts to move our island democracy forward!