Green Party candidates don’t take contributions from corporations or corporate sponsored PACs*. We depend on the generosity and support of those individuals who share our Green values, principles and vision for a just, democratic, nonviolent and sustainable society.

Committee to Elect Jeff Peress Contribution Policies:

“State law prohibits making a contribution in someone else’s name, reimbursing someone for a contribution made in your name, being reimbursed for a contribution made in your name, or claiming to have made a contribution when a loan is made.”

NY State election law permits cumulative contributions of up to $50,000 per individual, corporation, and PAC (Political Action Committee). However, believing the state limits to be too high and giving undue influence to the wealthy and corporate interests, we are limiting the cumulative contributions we will accept to the Federal election law limits: $2,600 per individual, $5,000 per PAC (political action committee). We do not accept contributions from for-profit businesses (including sole proprietorships and partnerships) or from corporate sponsored PACs. We will accept contributions from the PACs of democratic people’s organizations, including labor unions, cooperatives, and peace, environmental and community organizations.

To make a contribution to our campaign by check or money order, click here to download a printable contribution form and follow the instructions. Mail your check or money order, made payable to Committee to Elect Jeff Peress, along with the contribution form to:

Committee to Elect Jeff Peress
c/o Laurence Seth Hirsh, Campaign Treasurer
901 Kilmer Lane
North Woodmere, NY 11581-3103

*”Greens reject corporate contributions because we don’t believe corporations deserve the same political rights as “natural persons” (real human beings). Corporations have too much influence over the political system because they’ve been given “personhood” status by certain Supreme Court decisions, most recently Citizens United in 2010. It would be hypocritical for the Green Party and Green candidates to accept checks from corporate PACs while opposing the right of corporate PACs to write checks for parties and candidates. The fact that there are some well-behaved corporations and that not all corporate contributions are corrupting is besides the point.”
Scott McLarty Media Coordinator, GPUS