Saturday, November 1, 2008

Only 3 Days Left Until The Election - Make Your Voice Heard!

I just was reading a post over at Getting Closer To Myself, and Leslie had a great link to a video from The Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseases we all need to see and pass along. I am posting the link here, in the hopes that you will watch it, and pass it along to others.

Chronic illness obviously touches my life, but it touches all of us, sick or not, in the cost of health care. We need to make sure that this is a priority this election. Many of my fellow chronic illness bloggers have written terrific posts on this subject, but the most important thing we can do is VOTE! In order to vote, we must educate ourselves on where each candidate stands on important issues, especially health care.

I previously posted links from The New England Journal of Medicine website which show each candidate's stand on health care. I will list those again here:

Another resource is The Kaiser Family Foundation 2008 Presidential Candidate Health Care Proposals: Side By Side Summary

Voting is a very personal thing, and many factors go into choosing the right candidate for each person. Please take the time now to decide for yourself what your most important issues are, and to do a little research into where each candidate stands on those issues. We are so blessed to live in a country where we can vote our free will and we must not take that freedom lightly. I am not endorsing any candidate, I am just asking all of you to use your minds, hearts and consciences and VOTE!

2 comments:

Kerry said...

Maureen, What a great post on an oh so important subject. Thank you for the links and for being able to gracefully accentuate voting, without a politic bias!

I voted by absentee ballot last week. Have found it a convenient way to vote for those of us who are homebound, unable to stand in lines, as well as those whose work makes it hard for them to get to the polls, and the many other circumstances that make voting in person difficult.

Kara said...

Great post Maureen. I'm so glad Connie tweeted your blog tonight so I was able to stop by. I launched a campaign this week called "Rock the Disabled Vote". It's not a "real" event but just a way to spread awareness that people with disabilities have a harder time voting and our voices need to be heard. If you'd like to check it out, here's my blog about it. http://www.disaboom.com/Blogs/karaswims/archive/2008/10/31/rock-the-disabled-vote.aspx. Have a great night and thanks for spreading the word.