I have a super exciting announcement to make…
I’m finally getting involved in politics!!
No, as my brother pointed out, sadly I am too young to run for President. And besides, I missed all the filing deadlines! I also highly doubt I could convince either the Virginia legislature or my local city council to hold their meetings in my comfy air conditioned bedroom, so those options are out too.
So what’s a girl to do?!Start a true grassroots campaign, that’s what!
Which is why I’m launching HelloVoter.com!
(I know, I still can’t believe that domain name was available!!)
Ahem. :) Anyway, I was inspired to start the site when I saw this photo posted on Facebook by a friend of a friend.
As soon as I saw that post-it note, I had a flash of inspiration. In that split second, it was as if the entire HelloVoter website was already there, in its entirety. It was so complete, so real, it felt as if all I had to do was simply pull back the curtain & there it was.
Of course, it took a heckuva lot more work than just pulling back a valance to make it happen! :) I spent three days straight with very, very little sleep building the actual website. Then the next week after that was spent frantically trying to fill the site with content. I felt compelled to keep going; I just couldn’t stop! I HAD to create it as fast as I possibly could so it could get out there in the world & do its thing.
Given that, it’s far from complete! The site only has the absolute bare minimum of information that I would like for it to have, so please bear that in mind. I will be adding SO much more to it in the coming days & weeks. I’m especially eager to fill in the section that talks specifically about the few - yet important - aspects in which our government actually affects the price of oil & gasoline.
But I hope you’ll take a look & keep an open mind. I want to make it clear that HelloVoter is NOT a partisan project! Nor am I shilling for any specific candidate or party. I lay just as much blame with President Bush as I do with President Obama. (Although obviously, Obama’s the only one running this year.)
As always, I hope to be as fair as possible. Am I perfect? No, but I’m certainly trying!
If you like what you see at HelloVoter.com, I hope you’ll consider joining the effort! Already lots of people are taking notice, all over the country. I’m starting to get pictures of bright, cheerful HelloVoter post it notes posted from coast to coast.
And when I posted my own note for the first time, wow… that was such an unexpected thrill!!
I hope you’ll jump right in & write a few notes of your own! You can use the note suggestions & the many different resources I have posted on the site. Or feel free to get creative! If your note is super awesome, it may even land on our sample page with full credit to Your Royal Geniusness!
If you post a note & send me a picture of it, I’ll post it on HelloVoter.com & its various lovely social networking sites. I’ll even include your name & links to your blog, Twitter, Tumblr, or whatever else you want! It’s my way of saying thank you & a way for you to link up with other like-minded voters.
I’m really, really excited about this project. And I hope you will be too. Because together I really think we can make a difference. We can have a profound impact not just on the upcoming election, but on the future of our nation.
With the power of post it notes, each & every one of us will have a voice.
It’s time for all of us to speak up!
It’s time for all of us to do more than just “Hope” for “Change”.
It’s time for you & me to ACT!