VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party announced today that it raised $1,197,932, surpassing its goal of $1,150,000.
2023 was the third non-election year in a row where the party raised more than $1 million. Monthly fundraising records were also set in January, March, April, May, October, November and December of 2023. 4,620 donors, 15% of whom were first-time donors, made 23,875 donations in total.
“I am so grateful to our generous supporters who put their money behind us in 2023,” said Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party. “Supporters, volunteers and donors have been more generous than ever with their time, energy and financial support. Their willingness to get involved with politics inspires me ahead of the 2024 election.
“2023 was a challenging year in our province: the cost of living crisis worsened, extreme weather events increased, our healthcare system was unable to provide basic care, and a third of British Columbians struggled to find affordable housing. Heading into 2024, we need to focus on reality. The reality is that, in many of the issues our province faces, our government hasn’t made any progress. They have made life in British Columbia no better than the previous year, leaving many people feeling hopeless at the start of an election year.
“Our party’s fundraising results show me that people are looking to the B.C. Greens for the decisive action and committed leadership that our current government lacks. We have a growing slate of inspiring candidates who are already change-makers in their communities, and ready to work hard to find effective solutions in the legislature. 2024 provides our province with a crucial opportunity to have a positive impact on Canada and the rest of the world. We can come out of this year poised and ready to become climate leaders, with policy that focuses on the wellbeing of our people. There is a lot of work to do, but our 2023 fundraising results have me optimistic that it can be done. ”
"Exceeding our fundraising goal in 2023 is a remarkable achievement, especially in today's economic climate,” said B.C. Green Party Executive Director, Edoye Porbeni. “It's about more than the money itself; the fact that we have consistently met and surpassed our fundraising goals since 2020 is an indicator that our values resonate with British Columbians. The exemplary leadership of our MLAs, Sonia Furstenau and Adam Olsen, and the work of our dedicated staff and volunteers has provided hope for many in our province. More and more people trust in our vision for a sustainable and inclusive future. Together, we are demonstrating that real change is not only possible but is being actively shaped by the voices of our supporters.”
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