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In 5 Days…YES WE CAN!!!

Today is my last blog before election day.  I just finished watching 30 minutes of Barack Obama addressing the nation.  As always I was thoroughly impressed and inspired.

With only 5 days left, I wanted to encourage everyone to remain diligent and focused.  They say Obama is leading in the polls, but we can’t take anything for granted!!!!  Not only do we ALL NEED TO VOTE…we need to make sure AT LEAST one other person votes.  Either knock on a few doors, make calls at your local phone bank, or give someone a ride to the polls.  This race is going to be tight, and if each one can reach one it will make a difference.

I didn’t vote yet, but I applaud everyone that exercised their right to early vote.  They say Democrats have turned out in record numbers…so Epiphany thanks those of you that have already Baracked the vote!   I am going to vote on election day, but I am committed to encouraging other people to exercise their right as well.  After I vote on Tuesday, I’m going to go back to the polls to take “supplies” to the people waiting their turn.

I’m going to take pizza to encourage people to stand on those long lines.  If it’s cold, I’ll take coffee or hot chocolate so that people don’t get discouraged and leave.  I have to do SOMETHING to make sure people are out there to Barack the Vote!

As you read this blog, take a moment to think about what you can do to be a part of the process on Tuesday.  Be it taking bottled water to your local polling place on your lunch hour, or dropping coffee off on your way to work…please do something to make sure people stay the course. Give someone a ride or call and remind people to vote. They are saying that even though the Obama campaign registered voters in record numbers, there is no guarantee those registrations will turn into actual votes.  Let’s prove them wrong.  They say African American’s and youth tend not to go to the polls, especially when there are long lines or inclement weather.  Please do your part Epiphanyblog to prove them wrong!!!  YES WE CAN!!!!!

I’ll be passing out pizza (and maybe Krispy Kreme’s)…what are you going to do to make sure you help at least one other person Barack the Vote?

JerzeeChick
P.S.  I will be blogging on Tuesday throughout the day.  Please stop by and comment on the situation in your particular part of the country!

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October 29, 2008 - Posted by | Obama, Politics

6 Comments »

  1. Well Cuz,
    I can proudly say I voted yesterday 10/29/08.I was out there at 6:15am,36 degrees ….35th in line. Equipped with my chair,heavy fur blanket,hoody and my PUFFY coat…..warm and ready to go back to sleep.LOL But I can say when the doors opened at 8:00 I was in and back in my car by 8:25(and this was in Clayton County,GA) I am just proud to say I was a part of this change that is about to happen…..GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by SassyL | October 30, 2008

  2. I voted on Tuesday 10/28/08 and I was about number 100 in line. I started at 6:30am and finished at 9:50am…I too was in Clayton County, GA. It will take a lot of encouragement to get others to endure. We have the elements (i.e. media) working against with their constant reporting of 8-10 hour waits. Just think about those who made this way before us. Not only did they have long lines and weather but police dogs and water hoses just to name a few. This is the new march to Washington and it is the same rules as before we must show up and show out. Not to act a fool but to be committed to change. I watched the speech last night and I was brought to tears. It was not an infomerical but a statement to the people and a promise for change. I like the face of the new American Family, a family that looks like mine and is not put together to exploit the disabled or the less fortunate. I will be up until Hawaii comes in celebrating this victory. Sorry Jerzee my mike got a little hot!

    Comment by Venom | October 30, 2008

  3. Like you Jerzee I have decided to vote on Election day, I just wanted to part of the History, but I applaud everyone that voted early. I’m also excited that I signed up to go and make calls on Monday at 10:00am. This is such an amazing time in our history and I just want to be able to share with my daughter and other young people in my family that I played a small part in this American History.

    Comment by Pam | October 30, 2008

  4. JC, you and others are to be commended for your enthusiasm about “Get Out and Vote”. I was able to vote early (It took 55 mins on Pryor St. Fulton County), because my work schedule does not guarantee that I would be off on Nov 4th.

    I can’t describe the feelings and emotions that overcame me just seeing Barack Obama’s name on the ballot. Several weeks ago, I went to a Civil Rights exhibit at the High Museum. To see what MLK and others wenT through so that we could drink out of the same water fountain, attend the same schools, vote, etc was a true eye opener. They marched in rain storms with white folks throwing rocks and yelling racial remarks, yet they pressed on. So a few hours in the cold to exercise our rights to vote is a small sacrifice and a tribute to those who made it all possible1!

    “Rock The Vote!”

    Comment by ccc | October 30, 2008

  5. Oh, I forgot to say that I wish could vote for a 2nd time. 1) So I could get another vote in for Obama. 2) And I get some of those Krispy kreme doughnuts JC is gonna be passing out:)

    Comment by ccc | October 30, 2008

  6. I must say that I was in awe last night watching Senator Obama. It was inspiring and I was so full of pride for all of America. I never thought I would see this day in my lifetime, and now it’s here and it’s going to be wonderful coming into work on Nov 5 with the biggest smile on my face ever. God bless Senator Obama and God bless all of you who stand up and show out!

    Comment by Miss Linda | October 30, 2008


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