In the spirit of the ever-popular Newsvine Drinking Contests, I propose we hold a virtual party on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.
When the first NDC was "played," for lack of a better or more appropriate word, we collected money from all the participants, and raised, if I remember correctly, a couple hundred dollars, which was donated to the NaNoWriMo initiative to build libraries in under-privileged countries.
We haven't done that for the NDCs that have taken place since that first, inaugural one, but I'd like us to do it this time. Please propose your ideas for charities below.
And, rather than have it be a contest this time around, where we relentlessly encourage each other to drink ourselves into the following day, I'd like, this time, for us to engage in celebration of a new era in American politics and society, a renewed spirit of peace and hope not only here in the States, but throughout the entire world.
There are other possibilities as well. We could, certainly, turn this from a virtual party to an actual party--either one big Vinemeet, or several separate Vinemeets held throughout the world.
I'd like to hear your thoughts and ideas!