April 15, 2008

Vote in Pennsylvania!

If you live in Pennsylvania, that is. Otherwise you can "vote" by donating money to PA public school kids in honor of your chosen Democratic candidate via DonorsChoose.org. It's an organization where public school teachers submit proposals of things they need in their classroom (like, oh, paper, or calculators) and DonorsChoose goes through and verifies each proposal, and then the donors choose. So you select a specific proposal and donate however much you would like, and hopefully enough people will pitch in on each proposal to fully fund it. If you donate more than $100, you get pictures and letters from the children. If, like me, you donate less, you get a friendly email from the teacher.

This "election" challenge was set up by Stephen Colbert, a comedian journalist who filed to run for President back in the Fall and asked supporters to send donations to South Carolina public schools through DonorsChoose. Donors stepped up to the tune of nearly $66,000. So for this primary, the focus is on schools in Pennsylvania. I'll let you guess who's winning this primary*.

*Barack: 2,215 donors; $154,091 donated; 31,950 students reached
Hillary: 315 donors; $29,043 donated; 8,378 students reached

Conclusive evidence that Obama supporters either 1) care more about PA public schools than Hillary supporters do, 2) Watch the Colbert Report in greater numbers than Hillary supporters do, or a mix of both.

Posted by Shelby at April 15, 2008 09:13 PM

LOVE Stephen Colbert!!!

Obama supporters may tend to be more altruistic.

Posted by: Kat at April 16, 2008 09:56 PM
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