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Saturday, June 28, 2003


clarification regarding federal matching funds

posted by Aziz P. at Saturday, June 28, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Several people have been posting in the comments and the Zonk Board that the federal matching funds are for each donation, up to $250, so that you should donate in increments. This is false. Zephyr from the campaign clarifies:

The FEC doesn't care how you give it--the sum total of contributions is all that matters. Every dollar, however, given, up to $250 is matched.

An individual may donate up to $2000, but only the first $250 is matched dollar for dollar.

Secondly, and more importantly, the donations must be accompanied by your occupation and employer information. These fields are included in both the online contribution form and the printable form (.pdf format). This information is required by the FEC, and the donation is matched by the FEC only if that info is included.

As of this writing, Dean Nation has met $498 of our $10,000 pledge goal . There are only two days left in June before the FEC deadline, so please donate now!


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