Basically, go to http://www.plannedparenthood.
The minimum donation is $5, which I think is WELL worth the message (and laugh). You can spend $5 on a drink at a bar tonight, or you can join hopefully thousands of others who receive this message and send a very poignant message to Sarah Palin and the rest of the backward thinking fools at McCain headquarters (not to mention supporting a good cause)!
And on top of that, the joke is tax deductible!!
Below is the e-mail I received.
Many of us have wanted a woman on a national political ticket for
years, but the joke now seems to be on us. Sarah Palin not only
opposes reproductive rights, but is also against sex education in
schools and cut financial support for single mothers in Alaska.
Some of you may already be supporting the Obama campaign financially,
but if you are furious (and terrified) by the Republican party's
selection of Sarah Palin as the VP on McCain's ticket and want to do
more, may I pass along the following fiendishly brilliant idea?
Make a donation to Planned Parenthood. In Sarah Palin's name.
Regardless of the amount you give, when you make a donation to PP in
her name, they'll send her a card telling her that a donation has
been made in her honor. It might not change the election, but it will
support an important organization, as well as help make our voices
heard. (And even if this idea was cooked up by a PP person -- I don't
If you want to help, go to the Planned Parenthood website:
During the process be sure to check "make honorary or memorial gift,"
and then fill in the name of the person you want to "honor." (Might I
suggest Sarah Palin?) Then fill in the address to let Planned
Parenthood know where to send the Thank You card. If you use the
address for the McCain campaign headquarters, I think they'll get the
McCain's headquarters address:
McCain for President
1235 S. Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Please send this along to all your friends and urge them to do the same.
If you're not convinced this is a good idea, maybe follow this link and read the article there. It seems while Palin was mayor, "the city of Wasilla had the most egregious policy against victims of rape in the state of Alaska, possibly the entire country. The rape kit, a set of items used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence following a sexual assault, was charged to the victim. (note: step 6)"
Are you freaking kidding me?!
[update from Steve, Sept. 29, 2008]
Hey! A friend of mine works at Planned Parenthood and I was talking
to her about the Palin donation plan that you'd forwarded to me.
Apparently it is working.
"So far, the scheme seems to be getting a strong response. As of
Friday, Planned Parenthood had taken in $802,678 in donations from
31,313 people, said a spokesman for the organization, Tait Sye. More
than two-thirds of the individuals are first-time donors to Planned
Parenthood, Mr. Sye said, and money came in from all 50 states."--from today's New York Times