On July 27th, 2013, Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala addressed the Annual National Meeting of the Green Party of the United States in Iowa City, Iowa.
Over the months we have provided supporters with updates about the progress of this campaign's federal audit compliance. The only news we have to report at this time is that no news is good news. We are close to completion of the audit process, and expect a final determination in the coming weeks. Keep your fingers crossed, and thank you for the critical support.
We are now nearly seven days into our field audit by the Federal Election Commission, and we have a clearer picture of what to expect from our auditors. Last Tuesday, the field team arrived in our Madison, Wisconsin office and began work. Each day, they go through our files and submit requests for answers about specific expenses, reports, and income. Our staff then has between 24 to 48 hours to respond to each request. We expect that this process will go on for another 4 weeks, at which point the auditors will issue a preliminary report.
It is no understatement that the Jill Stein for President team is committed to ensuring that this audit leave Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala and the Green Party in as strong a position as possible. We have made great progress in our preparations for this moment. But the reality still is that we are dealing with an audit process designed for campaigns 100 to 1000 times the size of ours. Please make a donation to help us get through this difficult period.
Our spring wave of Green Campaign Schools are done, and thanks to you, nearly 500 people took part in our regional trainings across the country, in Minnesota and Massachusetts, Oregon and Texas, New York and California. Thanks to Craig Seeman of the Green Party of New York State, we have videos of a number of the sessions at the New York City campaign school, and have provided those below.