December 2, 2011
By Adam Bink
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.
Well, good news: we’ve been accepted for the contest again. More good news: this time, there are no Pepsi Power Voting codes on bottle caps or anything. No one has to buy any Pepsi at all. It’s pure people power. Even more good news: this is the last time Pepsi will be running the contest, so it’s the last time we’ll ask for help!
1. Sign up for quick daily voting reminders HERE. You’ll get a reminder to vote for us and our other partners in this month’s Progressive Slate, which runs the slate of groups going for the money.
2. The money goes to fund Camp Courage trainings for kids. 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:
3. 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!
4. 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 in the month of December. No obligations, commitments, or anything after that. And remember to vote and share! Let’s do this!