[COMM-ORG] Help Raise $750, 000 for progressive organizations in September with a click of your mouse
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From: Greg Eklund <greg at midwestacademy.com>
As you know, these are tough times for non-profit organizations and that
includes us. That's why, this September, we're trying a little something
new to raise money for our work.
We've joined a group of progressive organizations to jointly compete in
an online fundraising opportunity called Pepsi Refresh Everything.
While we ordinarily steer clear of contests like this, Pepsi is giving
away some serious money and we think we have a great shot at winning.
Moreover, because of the set-up of the contest, we can not only raise
money for ourselves but for a group of great organizations working on
progressive issues. In total, we have the chance to raise over $750,000
in September alone.
That's where we need your help.
Rather than asking you to donate money, we're asking that you to sign-up
to be a daily voter
Midwest Academy in September.
As a daily voter, you'll receive a short email each morning in the month
of September with a link where you can go and cast 10 votes each day for
all the organizations on the Progressive Slate (that's what we're
calling all of our groups working together). The contest runs through
September and we'll know by the end of the month whether we won or not.
Working with the other organizations on the slate, we're hoping to build
a group of several thousand daily voters—can you sign up now at
www.theprogressiveslate.com/pepsi_september.php?name=midwest to help us?
This will money make a big difference for our work this year.
This money will be crucial to our plans for the rest of the year and
The other groups on the slate include organizations that are working to
mobilize young voters, coordinate progressive efforts at the state
level, improve access to college, promote healthy eating, provide legal
and advocacy support for low-income communities, and fight homelessness.
We hope you'll be able to join us and sign up here:
Director of Communications and Development
27 E. Monroe. 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
MIDWEST ACADEMY AWARDS
December 9, 2010
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