Vote for Progressive Change -- Online -- Today

09/30/2010 11:08 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Peter Dreier E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental College

This is the final day to cast your votes for progressive change!

What? Is there an election going on?

Yes. Pepsi Cola is going to donate more than $500,000 to nonprofit groups that receive the most online "votes" from people like you. These groups include Wellstone Action, USAction, Rockwood Institute, Midwest Academy, Policy Matters Ohio, the Center for Progressive Leadership, the Polaris Project, Inner City Law Center, PLAN Nevada, SHARE Food Program, Fuse Washington, COHHIO, League of Young Voters, US Student Association, State Voices and Keystone Progress.

These groups have come together to create a Progressive Slate. If you vote for this slate, they all win big funding from Pepsi's Refresh Everything contest.

So, even if you're not a fan of Pepsi, swallow your skepticism and vote anyway for the slate.

Cast ten online votes! Go here to vote.

The Progressive Slate is currently winning more than $500,000 for progressive non-profits that work on everything from homelessness to human trafficking to registering and training young votes. However, the slate has been losing a little ground day by day over the final week.

Other groups are making big final pushes to try and move into winning positions.

Your votes could be the difference.