Students at Penn State are attempting to bring political comedian Stephen Colbert to campus.
Started by freshman Remy Maisel, Penn Staters for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow is a branch of Stephen Colbert’s own fundraising organization, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. The super PAC plans to not only satirize the current corrupt state of campaign finance, but they might even bring Stephen Colbert himself to campus.
In a recent episode of his show “The Colbert Report,” Colbert invited students to start branches of the super PAC at their colleges by buying his “Super Fun Pack.” This kit includes everything needed to start one’s own super PAC, including the Federal Elections Commission Form 1 and a booklet of legal advice. Also included in the pack is a treasure map. Colbert promised a free appearance at the school who solves the treasure map first.
Students in the Penn State super PAC are already planning on their own “absurd” strategies. To them, the super PAC is not just about the chance to bring Colbert to PSU, but also the ability to bring awareness of political corruption to students.
Maisel emphasises that the super PAC is not limited to students. With some professors and community members already involved, the meetings are open for anyone who shares an interest in Stephen Colbert and campaign finance reform. To read more about Penn Stater’s for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, read the full article at sparkprogress.org, and check out the organization’s facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/PennStatersForABetterTomorrowTomorrow
by Laurel Petrulionus, Spark Reporter