Friday, October 31, 2008

Moms Help Moms VOTE: Relevant Community

I thought that this idea from MomsRising.org was so brilliant and so simple that I just HAD to pass it along:

Before election day, put out the word to your personal network of friends and family to support one another and make sure you help each other out if it's proving tough to get to the polls.

We've all had those days when we really needed to get to the grocery store, or the post office, but life with little ones doesn't always cooperate, and you just push it to another day, and another attempt. But we only have one shot to vote, so make sure that you support one another and lend a had.

  • Host an election playdate--invite a few friends and kids over and take turns supervising while some run to the polls
  • Go to the polls together and take turns minding the children as each person gets to get into the booth and vote. Hey it may be the only relative peace you have all day...that is if you are at peace with your decisions--can't help you there.
  • Offer to take the kids to school in the morning, or pick the kids in the afternoon so a friend can get to the polls
  • Hold an election potluck dinner, so no one has to worry about cooking that evening, and can instead spend that time in line at the their polling place.

These are just a few suggestions--add your own and run with it!

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