HOW CAN I HOST A YOGA FUNDRAISER FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN?

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How to Host a Yoga Fundraiser

Thank you so much for your willingness to host a fundraiser to support the Marianne Williamson for Congress campaign! Below are some general guidelines:

1) Consider a date to have a yoga class for which the profits will benefit Marianne for Congress. A fundraiser typically requires attendees to pay in order to attend the class.

2) Contact us at fundraising@marianneforcongress.com. We will finalize a date with you for your event.

3) We will give you yoga party packet including voter registration forms, flyers, posters, buttons, bumper stickers, t-shirts and donation envelopes. Attendees can  receive t-shirts for a $15 donation.

4) On the day of the yoga class, a staffer from Marianne’s campaign will attend the event to manage donations. The volunteer will have an iPad and will be able to take credit card donations

5) Any donations collected need to include the donor’s first and last name, address, phone number, email address, employer and occupation. This is required under federal law.

6) Donations can be accepted via cash, credit card or check.

7) Decide  how much you’d like to charge for the class. Cash donations are limited to $100/person. All information required in #5 are still needed for cash donations. Credit card and check donations are limited as described in #8.

8) When your event is confirmed with the campaign, we will set up a custom event and donation page for you so that people can RSVP online.

9) If you wish to streamline your event, guests can pay online before attending the class.  We can modify the custom event page to accept prepayments from attendees, making the day of the event go that much easier!

10) When advertising or holding the event or seeking donations, please make sure to remember the following and include it in any literature or flyers you produce:

Contributions to Marianne Williamson for Congress are not tax deductible. All contributions are subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Individuals can contribute $2,600 for the primary election, and another $2,600 for the general election. The first $2,600 of an individual’s contribution will be designated for the 2014 primary election, and any additional amount up to $2,600 will be designated for the 2014 general election. A couple can contribute $5,200 for the primary election and $5,200 for the general election. Partnerships may contribute up to $2,600 per election so long as each contribution is properly attributed to one or more individual partners. Contributions may not be accepted from corporations, national banks, labor organizations, federal government contractors, or foreign nationals unless they are permanent residents (“green card” holders). Federal law prohibits reimbursing contributors for their contributions.