December 21, 2011
By Adam Bink
I posted about this earlier this month, but it’s time for one reminder as we near the finish line on December 31st.
Many of you remember how Courage Campaign Institute entered the Pepsi: Refresh Everything contest back in June, and we won $50,000 to support our LGBT work because so many of you voted, day-in and day-out.
We’re back in the contest this month, and currently 3rd (the top 10 come December 31st win). But, things really heat up at the end of the month. The $50,000, no-strings-attached, goes to fund Camp Courage leadership trainings for LGBT youth. Camp Courage is our acclaimed two-day intensive training program based on Camp Obama, which we’ve used in California and in New Hampshire to fight attempts to repeal the state’s marriage equality law. We’ve trained over 1,700 people to organize their communities. For this project, the money will fund leadership and empowerment training for LGBT youth. An example of a Camp Courage we’ve done:
How you can help:
1. Sign up for a quick daily voting reminder HERE. You’ll get a reminder each morning to vote for us and our other partners in this month’s Progressive Slate, which runs the slate of groups going for the money. You vote, and that’s it.
2. You can vote up to three times daily in the month of December: once with a Pepsi voting account, once with your Facebook account, and once by texting our voting code (110852) to the phone number (73774). If we’re in the top ten in our $50,000 category at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, we win! Click here to vote today.
3. There are no strings attached vis a vis Pepsi. We don’t have to sell you Pepsi. You don’t have to buy any. Neither of us has to drink any (unless you want to). No Power Voting Codes. Just good money for a good cause.
So please, sign up for a quick daily reminder to vote for the last week and a half in December and put us over the top! No obligations, commitments, or anything after that. And remember to vote and share! Let’s do this!