Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Please Vote!

Kristin took her first opportunity to vote very seriously. I am so proud of her for keeping informed of the issues and making her choices based on what she believes. Her grandmother was the Election Register for the county and I supposed it has been ingrained in her the importance of voting. I believe that today's teens are more conscious of importance of voting have witnessed the events of 9/11 at a young age. I know that Kristin cares about the future of this country. I believe that we all should feel that way and go vote, it's your civic responsibility. I hope that I have influenced someone to vote.

It was a primary that she voted in and the voter turn out was extremely low. All the poll workers made a big deal of her casting her first vote and gave her a round of applause, she wasn't embarrassed as I would have been she loved the attention!

11 comments:

Colleen said...

Good for Kristin. I love to see young people getting involved and taking a stand. I am having a hard time believing that the next presidential election after this fall, my daughter will be voting in. Just what happened to my little baby.

Pinky said...

I remember my first vote!!! OH to be young! Great LO! I need to add you to my blog list man I keep forgetting you!

Lesli said...

Kudos to you Lisa for encouraging others to exercise their right to vote. It is so important - and everyone has a say! I wish all young people took that responsibility and privilege seriously!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

very cool! and how funny they clapped.

Kylie w Warszawie said...

That's a fabulous story! My kids have only ever seen us vote from afar and because I've been overseas since I was 21, I've only ever voted from afar (except the very first time) so I think I would make just as big a deal about the act of voting:).

Jenn said...

I have to redo my blog list too , ive needed to forever now ! ....

But i LOVE this layout LIsa, its just my style :) I will vote ! I remember the first time i voted too, i thought i was so cool, lol .....

Have a great weekend :)
Hugs
Jenn

Deanna said...

That is awesome! Way to go Kristen!

MaryNSC said...

WOW Just so very Special they grow up so FAST!!

:)me said...

That is so cool! What a great thing to have photos of!
tina

Dana said...

That is soooo awesome that you made a layout about this! You are the best mom ever!!!

Latharia said...

How cool for you to document this ... and love the colors that you chose, patriotic, but somehow flirty, too!