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(as of 11/03/04)
20 Cities
99 Concerts
16,200+ Concertgoers

Total Raised Directly
for Kerry Campaign
(before July 29)
$207,043

Total Raised with
Running for
Change PAC
$735,117

Total Raised to
Defeat George Bush
$942,160

Fundraising Facts

Our mission is to elect John Kerry in November. Between April and July 29, 2004, as Concerts for Kerry, we raised money directly for the Kerry campaign – a total of $207,043; 100% of all ticket sales and contributions were direct donations to John Kerry for President. Fundraising for the Kerry campaign ended on July 29, when Sen. Kerry accepted federal funding. We were obliged to change our fundraising object, but we were determined to raise money for organizations that would best support Kerry’s campaign, in a manner that would continue the grassroots nature of our effort. Thus, in early August, we became partners with Run Against Bush and joined the Running for Change PAC; 100% of all ticket sales and contributions are donations to the Running for Change PAC.

Where Does the PAC’s Money Go?

After administrative costs, we will distribute all proceeds in a manner that will most efficiently support John Kerry. As of October 1, 2004, we have contributed $160,000 to the following organizations:

Democratic National Committee – $25,000
Florida Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Ohio Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
New Mexico Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Pennsylvania Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Minnesota Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Nevada Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Colorado Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Wisconsin Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Oregon Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
New Hampshire Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Maine Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $10,000
Iowa Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $5,000
North Carolina Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $5,000
Washington Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $5,000
Michigan Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $2,500
Arizona Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $2,500
Missouri Victory 2004 Coordinated Campaign – $1,000
Joe Hoeffel for Senate – $1,000
Jeff Seemann for Congress – $1,000
Paul Babbitt for Congress – $1,000
Stan Matsunaka for Congress – $1,000

We expect to donate an additional $50,000 to Democratic Swing State Victory 2004 committees, and then we will fund swing state Democratic candidates, as well as independent GOTV and media efforts to help elect John Kerry and John Edwards in November.

We will be completely transparent and will continue to post exactly how money is being spent as we proceed.

We are required to file a monthly report with the Federal Election Commission describing all of our spending and fundraising activities. You can find our reports online. To learn more about us (and read monthly filings):
1) Go to: http://www.politicalmoneyline.com
2) Click on the left navigation bar on "PAC / Party Profiles"
3) Write "Running for Change" in the search bar in the right hand column, then click "go search!"
4) Click on the Running for Change link, then scroll down to "view filings.” The majority of our donations were made in September and thus won't be available to see online until October 20.


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Concerts for Change is a campaign of the StartChange PAC. Paid for by StartChange PAC. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.