There are lots of ways to support the Pirate Party. One important way is to give money! In an ideal world, we could fight democratic elections without needing lots of cash. In the real world, however, the more money we have, the more we can campaign and the more seats we can contest. If you haven't already, you can become a Pirate Party UK member and support us with your membership fees too.
All of our campaigns are funded by our members and people like you. We don't have corporate sponsors or sources of revenue from special interest groups, so every donation we recieve, no matter the amount, makes a real difference to what we are able to do on both a local and a national level.
Our largest expenditures are on direct campaigning and election related purchases; deposits for candidates, leaflets, posters, running local stalls and getting the party message out to the public, voters and our membership. If you donate to us you can be sure that your money will be well spent on the causes you believe in.
Here are some examples of where your money would go:
- £15 = The cost of 1,000 campaign leaflets
- £100 = 250 letters sent to undecided voters
- £500 = The deposit needed to fight for one parliamentary constituency in a general election or by-election
Right now, we are building the fighting fund for the local and regional elections. The more money we have, the more candidates we will be able to stand in future elections.
The Pirate Party is doing everything possible to keep its running costs low, and ensure every possible penny is spent on campaigns. The challenge is huge. The Tories employ over a hundred full-time staff in their central office. Labour will spend millions on the next general election. In the last general election, the Greens spent over £20,000 on party political broadcasts alone - even the BNP spends more than £100,000 a year on running its central administration.
In addition to giving money, remember you can also support the party in lots of other ways: by giving time to help with administrative tasks, by getting involved in canvassing and other campaigning or by joining one of our groups of volunteers with specialist skills, such as lawyers and journalists.
The Pirate Party UK is a democratic political party built on grassroots support and the work of volunteers.
We stand for Digital Rights, Civil Liberties and a politics fit for the 21st Century. We want a Britain where all can be part of our shared culture and economy.
We are a party with no parallel in British politics, wholly transparent to the public, accountable to our members and not dependent on external groups for our funding or direction.
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