(September 19, 2023) As the summer comes to a close, we want to thank those of you who have donated to our $24 for 2024 Fundraising Campaign. Because of the generosity of so many, we raised over $1200!
In 2024, we want to be able to help support 8 local and 3 state-level candidates. Here are just some of the costs associated with communicating with voters:
Yard signs- $10 each
Full page ad in The Pendulum $1299
Town-wide mailer $5000
Palm cards $500 per candidate
Text blast to 02818- $400
Billboard ad- $2525 for one month
Social media ads- $5 a day per ad
Did you know that our town councilors have spent over $120K of their own money to fund their campaigns? Or that Rep. Caldwell and Sen. Valverde have received thousands of dollars a year from political action committees and out of town special interest groups? Or that our state lawmakers have held fundraisers outside of East Greenwich because that is where much of their donations come from? None of these actions are illegal, but if we wish to attract highly qualified Republican candidates to run for office and to support them financially, we need to lay the groundwork for next year.
During our fundraising campaign, we asked every voter who is tired of empty promises and who wishes that our leaders would make common sense decisions and advocate for your best interests to donate $24 to help us prepare for 2024. This amounts to less than $2 a month from now until election time. Of course, any donation amount would be sincerely welcome. There are 1889 registered Republican voters and 5145 Unaffiliated voters in our community. With Republicans and Unaffiliated voters working together, we could make a difference here in East Greenwich.
Many people want change, but fewer are willing to do something to make that change happen. Donating to the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee is a meaningful way of helping those who are willing to put in their time and talent to run for office.
Although the summer campaign has come to an end, you can still contribute by clicking the “Donate Now” button above or by mailing a check made out to the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee, PO Box 1853, East Greenwich, RI 02818.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring balance to East Greenwich!