donations range from 2 to 500 euro, with a vast majority of the donations from 5 € and 10€. On its website, Bonaccini indicates the purposes for which it will be used the funds raised: the creation of materials, preparation of banquet information, web promotion and organization of initiatives. And of course at the end of the election campaign will have to report on every euro spent.
The platform is managed by a non-profit association registered in Belgium, and was launched at the beginning of 2019 to facilitate the collection of micro-donations of the candidates for the liberals in the european elections. Active in various european countries, it really took off in Italy, thanks to the campaign of Bonaccini, which has chosen to focus on the direct support of his community. And already requests come in from candidates of other Regions will go to the polls in the spring, such as Tuscany and Liguria.
"The idea behind it - explains the founder of Progressive Acts, David Rinaldi - is to make transparent the financing of election campaigns. And then put the shine back on to politics through the candidates 'good', that is, those most worthy of confidence of their voters". As if to say that not all applicants are suitable for the crowdfounding. Those who decide to use Progressiveacts.the eu, in fact, must sign up to a set of values such as "the defence of human rights, social and civil - continuous Rinaldi - the fight against climate change and support sustainable development, a model of society which is tolerant and inclusive Europe as the solution and not the problem". In short, although the platform is open to all, maybe a political sovranista may have some difficulties to identify themselves in these principles.
Not surprisingly, the campaign Bonaccini was attacked by the challenger league Lucia Borgonzoni . The governor of the outgoing replied on Facebook: "someone asks for a voluntary contribution to finance in a transparent manner its election campaign. And there are those who finances unlawful by subtracting 49 million euro to the Italian. Even in this we are very different is good for my opponent to emphasize this". Always on the social, also, Bonaccini thank those who has supported it, and points out: "To win this challenge we need everyone. With just five euros, you can make a difference".
"One of the new features that the platform Progressive Acts allows concluding its founder Rinaldi - is that there is no need to wait for the date of the elections to express their preference, and above all, there is no need to be in Emilia-Romagna to help the Region remain the most red possible."
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