THE B.C. Green Party announced on Tuesday that it surpassed its $1 million fundraising goal for 2021 by nearly 10%, raising a total of $1.093 million. This is the first time the party has received over $1 million in a non-election year.
Monthly fundraising records were also set in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October and December of 2021. A total of 5,645 donors, 34% of whom were first-time donors, made 23,219 donations in total.
“I am beyond grateful to the thousands of donors who put their faith in our work this year,” 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. I find everyone’s actions inspiring and hopeful.
“2021 was a year of immense challenges for many British Columbians. Heading into 2022, we need to take an honest look at the state of our province. The reality is that people are struggling. The government hasn’t made a dent in affordability for the average British Columbian. It’s scrambling to respond to foreseen climate disasters. It failed to learn from previous COVID-19 waves and was once again unprepared for the current wave.
“What our party’s fundraising results tell me is that people are looking to the B.C. Greens for the decisive leadership and proactive vision that is missing. This is the type of government we will offer British Columbians in 2024. In the meantime, the B.C. Greens will continue to bring forward solutions to support people and families, to protect our natural environment, and to be mindful of what we owe to future generations. 2022 needs to be a year of action.”
“2020 and 2021 were both record-breaking years for the party,” said Jonina Campbell, Executive Director of the B.C. Green Party. “Combined with the exceptional work of our MLAs, staff and volunteers, these fundraising results keep us on track to meet our ambitious goals for the 2024 election. More and more, British Columbians are looking to Sonia Furstenau and the B.C. Greens for leadership in difficult times.”