Why because they have been targeting the wealthy so long in fundraising they seem to have forgotten that the average Joe that might be able to give only a few bucks, likes to feel he is involved.
I used to be a member of a service club which raised thousands of dollars annually for charitable causes. We built a community health centre, supported kids clubs, helped raise money to build a local arena, contributed to the Canadian Institute for the blind, and the Cancer society among many other things.
The average cost to attend a fund-raiser was $20 to $50, our youth organisation had car washes and ticket raffles etc…
What do the big three political parties in Canada do?
After scanning the websites of the three big parties, including the one I am a member of, the average fund-raiser costs you $100 to get in the door then they pass the cap for more so to speak. They generally have golf tournaments were you pay the greens fee and then more as a donation.
Have you ever gone to a BBQ that costs $125? Even with a donation cost those had better be damn good burgers. Is it because party members won’t flip burgers unless it gets them in the news?
The average joe who pays $25 bucks to see the ball game from the cheap seats who wants to help his parties voice be heard is being told they don’t matter because they can’t pay.