Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Day, why it is important to me...

It all began with a question from my children one winter day. “Why was I writing my Senator?” I told them, “I was upset about the way that they were acting in the Senate and it was my right to complain…You can’t complain if you do not vote.” I left it there and it seemed enough of an answer for the time.

So blink your eyes from the late 1980’s to 2008 and this long and drawn out election season we are having. This year it did not seem enough to complain and vote. This year the donations were not enough of a contribution as they were in the past elections. Talk is cheap with 24/7 news on the internet and cable TV.

No, in 2008, it was time for the rubber to meet the road. It was time to act.

Over the weekend I did a literature drop in several local neighborhoods. I saw some people walking the neighborhood and dropped them a pamphlet also. Sometimes sample ballots help people decide. My daughter and grand daughter did door to door canvassing. They saw the real America. They got the door shut in their faces several times and probably got an earful for good measure. I just got a polite “No thank you.”

I have been encouraging my friends, spouse and children to vote since they became of age. Most times they comply. And with the right to vote exercised – we complain. We complain mostly to each other. Occasionally we will even write a letter to an elected official telling him/her just what we thought and how we voted for or against them.

So please, no matter your candidate. VOTE. Never let your voice go unheard in this great country.

Just do it!

1 comment:

Olivine Lo said...

I saw your comments on OnlyOnce weblog where Matt Blumberg of Return Path is the host.

I am doing a research on CEO weblog and would appreciate it if you could help me out by answering the following questions.

Please return your answers to me at

Q1. Why are you interested in reading this CEO’s weblog?

Q2. What reasons make you to write to this CEO?

Q3. Do you expect the CEO will reply in writing back on his weblog? Or do you expect the CEO will reply to you via email?

Q4. How would you feel if the CEO does not reply/response to your questions that posted?

Q5. Do you feel connected to the CEO when you write comments in his weblog? And why?

Q6. Do you feel connected to other bloggers in this CEO’s weblog? Why?

Q7. Do you leave your own weblog link or contact details when you leave a post in this CEO weblog? Why?

Q8. How much do you trust this CEO when he/she is not responding to your postings?
1. Very Strongly 2. Strongly 3. Average 4. Not Trust 5. Not trust worthy at all

Many thanks!
Olivine Lo