Saturday, January 17, 2009

25th Place But Still a Winner

With a few dozen activists repeatedly reminding thousands of Esperantists to vote at during round two, The Instruction of Esperanto in the Public Schools of the United States came in first in the Education category and 25th over all. This is an accomplishment considering the nearly 600,000 votes cast, over 7,000 proposals in round one and approximately 90 proposals in round two.
Since I only voted for 2 items, while the organizers encouraged everybody to vote for EACH VOTER'S TEN most important issues I'm going to take an unscientific estimate that nearly 100,000 people took part. only announces the NUMBER OF VOTES but not the number of people taking part. I'll update this blog if a get better information.
While initially everbody was told that special support to the top ten ideas would be granted by the organizers, in the day after balloting it was announced that all ideas receiving over 2,500 votes would receive support from We received 3,597 votes. Many of the supporters of the initiative consider Esperanto a big winner. Neil

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