Hit the Boards with Babble and Michelle Obama!

Michelle Obama on PinterestYou love the Pinterest and we all know it. But have you ever thought about the power of Pinterest beyond the pale of mason jars and words to live by? Well now you can!

The First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, has joined with Babble to share the stories of Americans JUST LIKE YOU (unless you aren’t an American, then JUST LIKE SOME AMERICAN YOU KNOW) and what it is that inspires you to vote.

That’s right, we want to hear why you vote, America!

Personally, I tend to vote for the issues, which is a vague way of saying that I lean toward those emphasizing social, environmental, and civil equality. That doesn’t mean that the economy isn’t important, but I believe both parties hope to fix it, and nobody really knows if either of them can/will, so why not vote my conscience rather than my wallet? I sleep well.

And of course, I vote for the children. They are the future and all that.

Now imagine all of that in Pinterest form, and you’ve got Internet inspiration, conversation, and something to do while the debate is on.

Follow these simple instructions to participate and Michelle Obama might pick one of your #whyIvote pins to repin to her own board!  (Not registered to vote yet? Gottavote.com makes it easy for you!)

Make sure you explain each pin with a caption about why you vote, for example: “to make a difference,” “for the future,” or the classic “civic duty” — 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.

Selected participants will be notified via email on October 23rd.

Happy pinning — and be sure to follow Michelle Obama, Babble, and me on Pinterest to keep up with the conversation!

Babble welcomes open participation and discussion of personal and political beliefs. Babble is not affiliated with nor does it endorse a specific political party or campaign; the purpose of these collaborations is to promote civic engagement and to inspire discussion.

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#WhyIVote

 

You may have heard that there’s an election going on this year?

Oh, I kid of course!

I know you’ve probably had it up to here with this election. But that won’t stop me from nagging you just a little bit. Because it’s important.
First, have you registered to vote yet?

Time is running out for a lot of you — check out GottaVote.com – it’s super easy, and registration is of course non-partisan.
So go. It has nothing to do with political parties or campaigns. It’s about democracy.

We’ll wait.
OK, done?

Now I want to invite you to a very cool initiative from Babble and the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama; we want to know, why do you vote?

Is it because of your children? Because you want change? Because it’s going to be your first time? Because you like the feeling of power? Why?

All you need to do is create a Pinterest board on what inspires you to vote (don’t forget to tag your submissions #whyivote), and submit your board on this post. We want to know your reasons, but if you’re curious about mine, my board is here.

Hurry! If you post before Sunday, October 21Michelle Obama will personally select her favorite pins and repin them to her own board. How cool is that? VERY.

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