Put Some Bernie Bucks into Circulation
Reach Potential Voters with Bernie Bucks
Every bill you spend passes through hundreds of hands so why not fix it to promote Bernie Sanders? I'll explain how to do this and about the legality of writing on bills.
It's easy and doesn't cost you anything, just a little time. Probably you already have a Sharpie pen around the house and hopefully, you have some money too. Since you're going to spend that money on food or bills or other expenses, take the time to write messages on them first.
I'll show some examples and give you plenty of short slogans to write on the dollars. Let's get started making some Bernie Bucks.
This is a great project for someone who can't afford to donate to the campaign.
With Bernie Bucks, it takes the money you have and spends it in the normal ways. BUT you have turned it into a promotion for Bernie Sanders.
My First Attempt at Making Bernie Bucks
Write the Message Where It Doesn't Cover Important Parts of the Bill
My Sister Made Some Bernie Bucks Too
Is It Legal?
The short answer is "yes." People write on money all the time. For example, when closing out a register in a store, they write notes on the stacks of bills to keep things straight.
Here's the longer answer:
- It is illegal to deface the denomination so that it becomes unreadable. This would be considered an attempt at counterfeiting.
- Advertising on currency is a separate issue. In 2004, a spokesperson for the U.S. Secret Service said they didn't have time to be bothering with it.
- The actual law can be seen online http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/17/333. The basic message is if the intent is to render the money unusable, then it is against the law. That's not a problem then.
Ben and Jerry (ice cream guys) went through their lawyer to make sure. They have stamps for stamping money protesting Citizen United. As long as it doesn't degrade the value of the bill it is legal.
Who Will See It?
Slogans to Write on Currency to Support Bernie Sanders
Include Bernie's Name
Add a # or Website
Get big money out of politics
Vote for Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders fights for the middle class
Bernie Sanders 2016
Bernie wants a better life for you and me
Bernie Sanders for President
Raise taxes on the billionaires
Bernie is the president we need
Bernie fought for equal/civil rights for decades
Bernie Sanders - Champion of the People
Universal health care for all
Bernie for President
Affordable public college
Sanders for President
Rebuild our crumbling infrastructure
Vote for Bernie
Billionaires can't buy Bernie Sanders
Bernie for President
Look at These Great Examples
Some People Use a Stamp to Make It Easier
You can get these made with whatever slogan you want. Office Depot and Staples can make these. Online, you can order special design stamps from a variety of places. Some even have Bernie's face on it. Check on Etsy too.
Use Color to Make the Message Stand Out
Other Ways You Can Help Bernie Sanders' Campaign
- Fixing Bernie Sanders Memes
Political memes are shared freely around Facebook to support a candidate or to smear them. Bernie Sanders' supporters (and others) can correct misleading memes about their candidate with this method.
Bernie Art on Currency
Advice for Stamping or Writing on Currency
Do not cover the serial number of the bill.
Do not stamp or mark on the bills in public (in case someone wants to make an issue of it)
© 2016 Virginia Allain