Why We Vote: Babble and the First Lady Join Forces

What inspires you to vote? Your kids’ future? Because those before you fought hard for the right to do so? To amplify your voice? This past month, Babble and Michelle Obama teamed up on Pinterest to spread the word about why you — yes, you — vote. We asked readers to create Pinterest boards that explain their reasons, and the First Lady repinned the entries that spoke to her. The response was incredible.

In addition to creating these themed Pinterest boards, our bloggers penned compelling posts telling the world about what inspires them to vote. Ana Flores votes because she’s tired of hearing of budget cuts for education. Eliana Tardio votes for her children’s health. Buzz Bishop votes to immerse his kids in the process and because his choices today will affect their tomorrow. Faiqa votes because she must.

We were so thrilled to partner with the First Lady for this inspiring project. After the jump, see some of Michelle Obama’s personal re-pins from our Babble readers’ Pinterest boards. —Corinne Bagish, Blog Coordinator

  • Because my ancestors risked everything 1 of 5
    Because my ancestors risked everything
    "I vote because my grandparents and great grandparents risked everything to start a new life so their families could live in freedom. #whyivote"
    Ellen Bartholomew
  • Because those before us fought 2 of 5
    Because those before us fought
    "Because they fought for my right to vote. #WhyIVote"
    Heather Sokol
  • For our kids’ freedom 3 of 5
    For our kids' freedom
    "I vote so my kids can have freedom of ALL choices. #whyivote"
    Ellen Seidman
  • For innovation 4 of 5
    For innovation
    "To support new ideas #whyivote"
    Jane Backes Gleissner
  • To protect favorite places 5 of 5
    To protect favorite places
    "To protect places like this #whyivote"
    Alie Martell

A big thanks to everyone who participated! And be sure to follow Michelle Obama and Babble on Pinterest to keep up with the conversation. Happy voting!

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