Update on the Colbert Rally: Time to show our strength and help a good cause
The drive to organize a Stephen Colbert rally continues to snowball. Over 5,000 people have subscribed to /r/ColbertRally. It's gotten a stunning redesign. And now, the community wants to show that it's not just another lame Internet petition.
See, anyone can join a reddit or Facebook group or sign a petition. It takes, like, one minute and doesn't demonstrate much effort. So the rally movement has been looking for ways to show that they're serious, that they're willing to lift a finger to make this happen. And an idea has just been hatched: pony up some cash to one of Stephen's favorite charities.
Stephen Colbert is a board member of a non-profit called DonorsChoose.org. It's a place where schoolteachers can make a request for the supplies they need and aren't getting. As the name suggests, donors get to choose which specific teacher they want to support (lazy donors can just let the charity decide). If "Restore Truthiness" can raise a large sum of money, it will be a fantastic show of strength. And even if it fails as a publicity stunt, it'll still make a difference in our world.
Speaking of stunts, we at reddit would like to do our part to help propel this cause: Hillary Clinton's been helping DonorsChoose raise money since 2008. So far, she's been able to raise $29,945. That's good, but we think the reddit and ColbertRally.com communities can blow that number away in less than a week. So as an added incentive: if we do just that, reddit has convinced a certain anonymous investor to throw in another $1000 on top of that.
Let's get this started: here's where you can donate, and see how much has been raised so far.
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