Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Cast your Vote "to" not just "for" Obama

As the countdown continues to the Obama-Biden inauguration, we have another chance to use the voting process to help shape our new leader's agenda. The final round of the Ideas for Change in America competition has begun. Between now and January 15 you can indicate which of the top ideas in several categories should move forward. The following day Change.org is co-hosting an event at the National Press Club with the Case Foundation to announce the top 10 rated ideas and present them to the Obama administration. Then they'll launch a national campaign in coordination with our nonprofit partners to ensure that each idea gets the full consideration of the administration and 111th Congress.

Voting for a politican is an important first step for the democratic process, but then we have to continue to communicate our priorities to the people in power. With this informative effort, you can add your voice once again. The idea I got behind--declaring the White House a Fair Trade Zone--is in the running in the Fair Trade category, but I encourage to look at all the causes and cast your 10 votes throughout the ranked initiatives.

P.S. I want to acknowledge that not everyone who reads this blog voted for Obama originally; I hope the posting title doesn't distress you too much. It is hard to come up with catchy titles on regular basis!

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