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Blog The Vote

I know only yesterday I said that I was moving my Obama Love to YA for Obama, but I have to share this video from a rally in my home state of Virginia. It is inspirational, energizing and 100% positive. It actually gave me goosebumps and a lump in my throat. Please take the five-and-a-half minutes to watch it and pass it on to your friends. Please.

Let me note this line, from the five-minute mark: “Everyone in this auditorium, at some point, somebody stood up for you... They might not have been able to vote, but they marched and fought so you could vote.”

Because that’s what it all comes down to — voting. In that vein, I hope that you’ll be participating in a online event to Blog the Vote. I’ll let my new-best-friend Lee Wind explain:
Blog the Vote is a one-day Kid and Adult Lit Blogger Event, where we all blog on Monday, November 3rd, about the importance of voting on Tuesday, November 4th. Blog the Vote is about sharing WHY it’s important to vote. It’s about the issues that will be decided by whoever wins this election.
He hatched this plan alongside the amazing Colleen Mondor, who has agreed to track and keep a master list of posts. Here’s what she has to say:
The plan is to run a One Shot event on Monday, November 3rd, where all participants blog about why they personally think voting matters this year. You can write a post that touches on historical issues or policies of significance today. Anything you want to write about that expresses the idea that voting matters is fair game. The only hard and fast rule — and this is very hard and fast — is that you do not get to bash any of the four candidates for president and vice president.
Go to Chasing Ray for the official announcement and to get your post on the master list. As an example, Little Willow has the right idea already with this intensely moving post that incorporates voting issues and books. A winning combination in anyone’s... um, book.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. People who don't vote mystify me. My friend's husband has been a longtime nonvoter, but he's excited enough about Obama that he finally registered and plans to vote this year. So there's another convert.

Robin Brande said...

What a fantastic, uplifting speech. That man can do more for our country than anyone I've seen in my lifetime.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

thanks for spreading the word - and what a great video clip of Obama! I loved the part where he talked about there being no "true" or "untrue" americans, no "pro-america" or "anti-america" parts of our country. Inspiring!

Little Willow said...

Thanks for the link, and for the post! ROCK THE VOTE!

Kim Baise said...

That is a wonderful, inspiring speech!!! Thank you.