Monday, November 03, 2008
another civic duty
I bet you've all received a billion phone calls from various political parties reminding you to vote tomorrow, so I'm not going to do that!
I am, however, going to encourage you to do something else, in addition to voting. When you vote tomorrow, take a young person with you -- your child, grandchild, neice, nephew, cousin, neighbor, etc. Teach them the importance of our civic duty.
How important do I think this is?
Instead of taking one young person with me to vote tomorrow, I am going to take ten young people with me. We typically take our class on walks on Tuesdays anyway, so we are going to walk them over to the closest polling place, (which happens to be where I vote,) and they are going to get to see where "Miss Catherine" voted, and we'll introduce some new vocabulary words (like "ballot,") and then we'll all get "I VOTED" stickers!
Help raise another generation of voters, folks!