Babble has teamed up with Michelle Obama to encourage people to vote via social media, and we’re using the fastest growing site today . . . Pinterest!
I’ve had some fun collecting pins that represent why I choose to vote. Here are some of my favorites:
Because my legally adopted son is going on 3 years in this country without being given citizenship.
Because in voting, I support what I care about.
Because I finally feel more secure about health care, and don’t want that taken away.
Because, while I believe in the right to bear arms, I don’t think civilian use should include weapons designed to shoot 100 bullets per minute.
Because I’m proud to live in a country where the exchange of power can occur without violence
Wanna join in? All you need to do is create a Pinterest board on what inspires you to vote, whether it’s to protect the environment, support healthcare initiatives, or ensure a better education for your children. Explain each pin with a caption about why you vote — “to set an example for my kids,” “because I love my country” — and include the hashtag #WhyIVote. Post before Sunday, October 21, and Michelle Obama will personally select her favorite pins and repin them to her own board.
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