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A billion dollars?

In the lead-up to the 2012 election, journalists predicted that it would be the first year a presidential candidate raised more than a billion dollars for their campaign. Some are suggesting that in 2016, candidates will raise more than five billion dollars altogether.

This campaign doesn't need a billion dollars. In fact we're prepared to continue the campaign without any donations at all.

However, your decision to support NOTA with a financial contribution creates opportunities that might not have been possible before. For an idea of what we could accomplish, take a look at the table of "Possible Campaign Expenses."

 

Possible Campaign Expenses

  • Website Expenses
    $400 – $800
  • Video Equipment
    $500 – $2000
  • Ballot Access & Education
    $500 – $4500
  • Online Advertising
    $100 – ?
  • Traditional Advertising
    $4000 – ?
  • Promotional Materials
    $100 – $1000 / ?

Can you help?

One of the great things about a campaign like ours is that a financial contribution of any size can be put to use right away. Whether you can donate $5, $20, $50, or more, whatever you give will make a difference.

In the very near future, we hope to offer you the ability to make your contribution online. Until then, you can donate to the campaign by making a check out to "None of the Above for President" and sending it to

None of the Above for President
6026 Kalamazoo Ave SE, #305
Kentwood, MI 49508

Before you donate please read through the section on this page titled "Campaign Finance 101." Note that when you make a contribution, please include your address, occupation, and the name of your employer.

Campaign Finance 101

Contributions to political campaigns face a number of restrictions which are overseen by the Federal Election Commission. In accepting contributions, our campaign is required to follow these standards. Some of the most important requirements are:

  • Campaign contributions may only be made by U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Contributions from foreign citizens cannot be accepted.
  • Contributions cannot be made by corporations, unions, or federal government contractors.
  • Individuals are not allowed to make contributions on behalf of another person.
  • Each individual can contribute up to $2700 per candidate per election.
  • Cash donations are allowed for amounts up to $100. Above that, contributions must be made by check or other non-cash method.
  • If your contributions total more than $200, the campaign is required to report your name, address, occupation, employer, and contribution amount. By providing this information at your time of contribution, we will be better able to meet our reporting requirements.

If you'd like to know more about the regulations placed on campaign contributions, the FEC provides a number of informational brochures, including their "Citizens' Guide" and "Contributions" brochures.