[pp.int.general] PPI helps PPNL during election campaign
sven.clement at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 00:34:31 CET 2010
When I first heard of the request made by the PPNL i was skeptical too, and
I'm still not convinced that this was the best way to procede, but I do have
to admit that opening a bank account for a political party is not as easy as
it seems. (Germany excluded, but there I had to wait 3 weeks to open a
private bank account...)
I do believe that the first and foremost goal of PPI is to help local Pirate
Parties and thus this is a first step in helping one party in need. The
request was made on short notice and it is probably the reason why there was
no big public discussion about it, but as I said, PPI should help the
parties. Even now the people who where opening the PPI account will be
privately liable for the transactions, if I understood the legal
implications correctly, because it is an account for an "association de
fait", a group of people without statutes or anything the like. So I think
they will keep an eye on the transactions. PPI can not be held liable
because PPI does not own money!
Just adding my opinion to the discussion =)
*President Pirate Party of Luxembourg*
sven.clement at piratepartei.lu
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 10:14 PM, Glenn Kerbein <
glenn.kerbein at pirate-party.us> wrote:
> In the US, this is not unheard of. I've tried extending a diplomatic
> hand to other third parties, but to no avail.
> It took the party almost a year and some change to find a bank that
> would cater to a political action committee. I have a feeling, however,
> that it has to do with the lobbying abilities of 527s.
> One should also take note of the power that paperwork has. It gives you
> indemnity and fallback in case of legal issues. It also can be a great
> hassle to obtain, depending.
> Just my two cents.
> On 03/04/2010 11:09 AM, Christian Hufgard wrote:
> > PPI Info wrote:
> >> Today the PPI acted according to one of its core principles by helping
> >> Dutch Pirate Party (PPNL) and letting them use a PPI bank account for a
> >> limited time to be able to compete in the upcoming national elections.
> > You are kidding, are you? The want to get seats in the parliament and
> > are unable to open a bank account?!? Maybe the netherlands are a pretty
> > weird country and their is a good reason for not giving a party a bank
> > account, but at the first glance, that sounds really, really weird.
> > Christian
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