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Why I Vote

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 we’ve forgotten what we’re about.

Source: google.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Because my legally adopted son is going on 3 years in this country without being given citizenship.

Source: google.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Because in voting, I support what I care about.

Source: owningmystory.tumblr.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Because I recognize my seat at the privilege table.   Source: d.yimg.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Because I want better benefits for families. Source: punditmom.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Because I finally feel more secure about health care, and don’t want that taken away.

Source: google.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Because some people are still fighting for democratic rights. Source: learning.blogs.nytimes.com via Kristen on Pinterest

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.

Source: google.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Because I’m proud to live in a country where the exchange of power can occur without violence

Source: google.com via Kristen on Pinterest

 

 

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.

Happy pinning!

 

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You can find Kristen Howerton  blogging at Rage Against the Minivan, or avoiding housework over at Facebook or Twitter. Other posts you might enjoy:

 

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