Volunteer voters pledge their votes to the most charitable candidate in 2012Submitted by Votes for Charity on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 12:01
Inspired by the realists who are discussing the dangers of the current campaign finance system, a revolutionary new not-for-profit organization called Votes for Charity has been created that will help redirect wasteful campaign spending toward top-rated U.S. charities. Following on Stephen Colbert’s brilliant Super PAC reporting, we hope to create a media firestorm that will force a legal battle about our “charitable, democratic protest”.
Votes For Charity, Inc. has the potential to charitably raise the collective consciousness of this country, and demonstrate exactly how outrageous a system we have, by A) providing a mechanism that dramatically alters the way political parties can engage and recruit disillusioned and undecided voters, and B) giving the disillusioned voters a platform from which to voice their general distrust of both parties, while attempting to support highly rated, non-partisan, domestic causes.
In order to earn the votes of our “Volunteer Voters”, politically motivated donors from each party will demonstrate their commitment to important causes by attempting to out-give each other in VFC's “Giving Contest”.
In return, our entire block of “Volunteer Voters” has pledged their votes to whichever party donates the most to our 80 highly-rated, non-partisan, domestic charities. These Volunteer Voters are people like you and me, who agree that the current system is a corporatocracy that renders each of us unable to differentiate between the major corporate spokespersons (aka, the candidates). To force the system to change, these Volunteer Voters have taken a drastic measure. They have decided that instead of choosing the lesser of two evils, they will use their votes to do something charitable and revolutionary.
Here’s how it will work, in four easy steps:
Step One: Starting May 21st, 2012, eligible voters all over the United States will come to www.VotesForCharity.org to sign up as Volunteer Voters, and to pledge their votes to the most charitable party in America, no matter who wins the ‘Giving Contest’.
Step Two: Donors who care about the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election will come to www.VotesForCharity.org to give money to a variety of highly rated, non-partisan, domestic charities in the name of the political party they support. The total donations made in the name of each party represents the ‘bid’ of that party, in an ‘Giving Contest’ for the allegiance of ALL the Volunteer Voters.
Step Three: On November 2nd, Votes For Charity will end the ‘Giving Contest’, and announce a winning party. We will also announce the total amount given to charity, by all parties, over just a few short months.
Step Four: On Tuesday, November 6th, I, and millions of other Volunteer Voters, will honor our promise and head to the polls to Vote for Charity. We will act in the manner we had hoped our elected officials would act, and we will show Americans that even if we can’t trust the political elite, we can still trust each other. Our unified votes may ensure victory for the candidate representing America’s most charitable political party and our message will change the face of American politics by bleeding the Super PACs of their negative ad budget, or forcing a legal battle that will spotlight the hypocrisy which is inherent in the Citizens United decision.
Votes For Charity launched on May 21st, 2012. I have created this posit because I believe Votes For Charity has the potential to alter campaign finance laws. Of all the movements and protests going on this country, I believe Votes For Charity has the greatest potential for creating conversation, highlighting the flaws of our current system, and charitably changing the way We The People take ownership of this great nation.
Votes for Charity, Inc. has the potential to be at the center of the Presidential Election this year, and has the potential to be a major news story for months to come. I do hope you will contact us.
Please feel free to contact me personally with your thoughts. I am sure we will have a great deal to discuss.
Founder and President , Votes for Charity, Inc.