November 5th, 2012

Give Children a Voice. Vote.

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For those of you who are registered voters please take the time on Tuesday to vote. Your vote will make a difference. 

When I launched this site few years ago I made a conscious decision not to take a political stance on my blog. I wanted this to be a safe space for all and have always welcomed differing opinions. If you know me well you know that I have very strong political views and share them freely and openly with friends, family and those who ask. But for the most part I’ve kept my political opinions out of this space and will continue to do so, although I have to tell you I’m having a very difficult time holding back during this election.

Big issues at stake

Many of the issues I have chosen to write about over the years have been what I consider nonpartisan issues-these issues cross party lines and I view them as more important than politics. Most of the issues that I cover have something in common- protecting our children and giving them a voice. Over the past year I’ve asked Procter & Gamble to remove a toxic chemical from their Tide Free & Gentle laundry detergent, I’ve marched in Washington DC to ask our Senators to vote in favor of the Safe Chemicals Act and I started a petition asking Disney to take harmful chemicals out of their princess and Spiderman lunch boxes marketed to children. I’ve written a lot about GMOs and our right to know what’s in our food. These issues are issues that I would hope all of us care about, regardless of political parties and party allegiances.  I’ve aligned myself with organizations that care about these issues. I’m a blogger for Moms Clean Air Force- an organization that is fighting for our kids health-all of our kids regardless of party preference. I’m a Parent Ambassador for Healthy Child Healthy World, an organization that ignites the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals. Through all of these channels it is my hope to give children a voice to be heard and protected.

Give Children a Voice. Vote.

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This election I’m having a very hard time holding back. There are so many issues at stake that are near and dear to my heart and I’m frightened. Please don’t take your right to vote for granted. Take the time on Tuesday to head to the polls and exercise your voice and your right to vote in favor of those issues that matter most.  Think of it as using your voice to speak for those who can’t-whether it’s a child or someone who is unable to catch a ride to the polls. I’m voting on Tuesday for my children and all of yours. Won’t you join me?

I’m heading to the polls nice and early with all three of my boys. What’s your plan for Tuesday?

Please head on over to Big Green Purse to see why others are heading out to vote. 

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8 Responses to “Give Children a Voice. Vote.”

  1. Lori,

    Thanks for encouraging the rest of us to vote. You’re right. Regardless of our individual political persuasions, a clean, safe, and healthy world knows know political boundaries. (BTW, I’m taking my “kids” to vote, too – even though they’re in their 20’s!).
    Diane MacEachern recently posted..Vote on Tuesday. Your Life Depends on It.My Profile

  2. Thank you for this important reminder. I voted early this year.

  3. Great post and so important! My husband and I voted by mail-in ballot.
    Kim @ The Soulicious Life recently posted..30 Days of Giving ThanksMy Profile

  4. Thanks Kim! Mail in ballot is such a simple way to vote. Maybe next go-round I’ll do that.

  5. I’ll have to remember to try to vote early next time. So much easier! Thanks Marsha.

  6. Thanks for hosting such a fabulous and important carnival Diane. I love that you took your kids to vote today.

  7. Well put Lori! It is so important to vote and also to set a good example for our kids by voting!
    Micaela @MindfulMomma recently posted..Minted Recycled Paper Holiday Cards {Giveaway!}My Profile

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