A fundraising campaign by Bersih 2.0
Bersih belongs to the rakyat. The struggle for free and fair elections is our struggle for democracy. We call on every Malaysian to be a Bersih champion.
Bersih has gathered us in big numbers on the streets. We have also come out in numbers during GE13 as voters.
But demonstrations and elections won’t lead to change if our voices remain unheard and the electoral process remains unfair. Bersih’s work must therefore continue and extend beyond demonstrations. Our programmes presently include coordinating legal reform actions, mobilising citizens to challenge unfair electoral processes, and conducting voter education workshops. All these require substantial funds.
Bersih plans to raise RM800,000 by 8 August 2014. This annual fundraising is needed for us to execute the programmes critical to our fight for a better Malaysia.
[highlight color=”eg. yellow, black”]BE A BERSIH CHAMPION BY:[/highlight]
Buying a table (10 seats) at RM2,000, RM5,000 or RM10,000 for our Fundraising Dinner (Friday 8 August 2014, 7.30pm, MBPJ Civic Centre, Petaling Jaya). (Sorry, the tables are sold out. If you would still like to buy a table, please email us at [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list)
2. If you opt not to buy a table, you can still donate RM50, RM100, RM500, RM1,000, or any other amount.
3. Pledging and raising funds for Bersih from your friends, family, and social networks.
[highlight color=”eg. yellow, black”]DONATIONS TO BERSIH CAN BE MADE VIA THE FOLLOWING METHODS:[/highlight]
1. Cheque or cash directly banked-in to the following account:
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor
A/C No : 03000064902 (Hong Leong Bank)
Swift code: HLBBMYKL
IMPORTANT: Please forward the bank-in slip to [email protected] or fax to +603 7784 4978 for our records.
2. Visiting BERSIH’s office at:
13, Lorong 4/48E, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia (Tel: +603 7772 3275)
All donations should be made directly to Bersih’s account via the methods listed above. Avoid handing over funds to any unauthorized persons. Please contact us if in doubt.
[highlight color=”eg. yellow, black”]What Bersih is raising funds for:[/highlight]
[tabs tab1=”1. CHAMPIONING OUR REFORMS” tab2=”2. CHAMPIONING OUR BOUNDARIES” tab3=”3. CHAMPIONING OUR VOTERS”]
[tab id=1]Citizens are not allowed to challenge the electoral roll even if it has been found to include phantom voters or other elements of fraud. Section 9A of the Elections Act says that once an electoral roll has been gazetted, it cannot be reviewed or set aside by any court. This law makes the Election Commission more powerful than the courts and is unconstitutional.
Bersih is working with lawyers and members of parliament to challenge these laws. Citizens must be allowed to assert their right to challenge the electoral roll if it is suspected to have discrepancies. BERSIH continues to push for reform in laws and procedures to ensure clean and fair elections.[/tab]
[tab id=2]The Election Commission is about to redraw our electoral boundaries. The boundaries and voter size of each constituency are often drawn to favour one party. If left uncheck, this bias in the system will skew the results of future elections, regardless of how we vote.
BERSIH has established DART (Delineation Action & Research Team) to look into fair and constitutional boundary issues. It runs workshops nationwide and forms local grassroot teams to challenge the manipulation of boundaries and demand for public consultation.[/tab]
[tab id=3]Democracy is not just about elections. Citizens must play our roles to demand for change, not once every five years, but daily. Our voter education programmes aim to empower fellow citizens to make informed decisions and put forward our concerns without fear or favour. We must see that we are part of the solution.
Bersih plans to conduct voter education workshops in over 80 key constituencies, especially in remote areas and among marginalized communities in Sabah and Sarawak. We aim to build a strong network across 6 regions in the country, with 20 key activists per region. This will in turn strengthen grassroot capacities to promote electoral reform and democracy. Meanwhile, Bersih also calls for all citizens to join our voters’ education programmes to learn how we can protect our rights as voters![/tab]
We are no longer the silent majority.
We have been and will be a part of the change.
We cannot afford to stop. Not until we are all champions.
When elections are clean, the Rakyat wins.
For further information, please contact us at:
+603 7772 3275 or [email protected]
Click here to download the brochure for this campaign. Help us to share it out to your friends and family!
Other relevant files:
Bersih Budget for June 2014 – May 2015