Chris Galley from the Sunlight Centre has been in touch to say that :
“We are very happy that on the first day of fund raising we have had something like a 100 donations online and raised some £7,000. We wait to see what the post brings tomorrow, most donations are coming in small amounts of £50 and under. We are expecting to have raised some £20,000 by next week from pledges received today. This goes to show that the internet can be used as a tool to channel grassroots anger into action and donations.”
There are a lot of people genuinely angry about the way MPs have ripped off expenses – they want to see those who milked the system face the consequences.
If Obama can raise $200 million online, we can raise £100,000…
See the Sunlight site for more details.