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Bring Your Kids With You When You Vote #WhyIVote

bring your kids to voteMy son is only 5 and a half, but he has already voted at least 7 times. I take him to the ballot box with me — every time.

Civic election, municipal election, federal election. If there’s a chance to vote on something, I will bring my kids so they get used to the process and see it as a habit and ritual that should be protected.

I take them right behind the curtain. I explain to them who we have to choose from, and why I am voting how I am. I then let them put the paper in the box and feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with exercising the franchise.

Babble and Michelle Obama are teaming up on Pinterest to spread the word about why you vote. This isn’t a partisan thing, it’s a voting thing.

We want to know why do you vote?

The initiative is to have you 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. Whatever your reasons, we want to know what’s motivating you to be heard on Election Day.

For me, it’s for my kids. The choice I make today will affect their tomorrow, so I vote. I vote because I can and I bring them so they will know why they can (and should) too. So I created this Pinterest board with pictures of them voting.

Use the hashtag #whyivote to share across Pinterest and all your social networks.

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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