895 days ago, I became a U.S. citizen. 🙂
This morning, I was the 89th voter in my precinct.
It was my 4th opportunity to vote!
We don’t expect our elected leaders to give us half an effort. We don’t hire them to serve half the people.
Yet about half of us are expected to skip today’s elections in Michigan, content to let the other half do the hiring that we all will have to live with.
I showed up. I hope you will, too.
Why Election Day matters … read more here: http://www.freep.com/article/20101102/NEWS15/311020001/1322/Why-Election-Day-matters
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If your house is like mine, you’ve got leftover Halloween candy. Candy we don’t need. Candy we don’t want. Candy that probably will end up at the office or thrown away.
Did you know there’s an organization that would be HAPPY to get your leftover (wrapped) Halloween candy? And that this candy is shipped to our military personnel around the world?
Called “Operation Gratitude” (www.opgratitude.com) their most urgent need is for:
- personal letters,
- hand-made cool-ties /scarves,
- Beanie Babies/WebKinz/Trolls
- and financial donations to pay for postage.
(On the website is an excerpt from a Marine’s letter: “I live with 17 Marines and Sailors in one room. Everyone got a package and everyone loved it especially the cookies and beanie babies. The cookies are excellent and the beanie babies help us out a lot with the local kids. We give them candy and toys and they give us the location for IED’s. Once again, thank you for everything and for all the hard work that you put into the package. LCPL ND”
Today’s Election Day.
I’m thrilled to vote. I’m honored I can do something that might put a smile on a soldier’s face.
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Wrapped Halloween candy can be delivered/shipped by December 3 to:
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Charlie Othold: 818.437.6201
For more information please visit: http://www.opgratitude.com/howtohelp.php?page=individual
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