Tuesday, November 04, 2008

rock the vote...for sure

so i wish i could say that in 1988 my fondest memory was the Bush vs. Dukakis presidential election...it wasn't.  don't get me wrong, it was the first time i was eligible to vote though and i was really excited. 

 i have to admit, though, that these are the things i remember more about that year...honestly:

it's nov 4th...so i have to post about voting.  come on...it's awesome to have the privilege.
i have never missed a single chance to vote since i turned 18.

i was raised to always vote and always make informed decisions.  i take my kids to vote with me...i think it's important they understand the privilege.  it wasn't that long ago that women didn't have that right. (btw, August 18, 1920 was when the 19th amendment to the Constitution was passed giving women the right to vote.)

we've come along way ladies...
don't forget...share your voice! 


November is National Adoption Awareness Month
Adoption Fact of the day

*There are 510,000 children in the U.S. foster care system; 129,000 of these children are available for adoption.* 
(my #3 came to us through foster care as a newborn)
*Each year, 20% of children (26,517 in 2006) exit foster care at age 18 without an adoptive family.*

 more available info at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (he's the Wendy's guy)


mommaof4wife2r said...

trying this way

Kel said...

yay...definitely Rock the Vote!!

Meaghan said...

george michael is so hot

Briony said...

haha I wore my sticker all day long! I was so excited to finally get one :)

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avtcoach said...

I did my part today and wore my sticker proudly as well!!!! But, I have to blog while all of these election return chats are happening.

Jen said...

Oh, I am so excited I can leave a comment again. yeah. Great post, I did my duty.

Karen said...

My kids even have political views in their little heads. They tell me who they would vote for and why.

That foster care statistic always makes me want to bawl my eyes out.

The Farmer Files said...

Mahalo on posting the statistics. We are thinking on this!

Candice said...

I would love it if you would email me so I can ask you some info about adoption (editor at mommosttraveled.com )

My motives are pure! I don't want to steal your kids or anything. :)

Crystal said...

I so remember beetlejuice & Rain Man. Of course when those came out I was only 1 years old, LOL. But I remember watching those when I was a kid. LOL.

Rebekah said...

Wow! What a flash back. And yes, I did vote Tuesday