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Oct 14, 2010
Focus: Children
Action Request: Think About
Location: United States
November 2, 2010 is a very important election. While we here at Youth Voice Initiative (YVI) will not officially endorse a party or go straight with any party line, though YVI WILL endorse candidates who are very pro-children, and those who support child safety issues.

With the presidential election in place just 2 years ago, President Obama has made things happen, and is catching waves with many of his decisions. Mind you, since we have had a democrat dominated congress, which made it easier to get things passed. Often times, because previously, we had 8 years of republican rule with republican congress, people came in droves to vote democrat... Yet just in two years, people have, predictably, became frustrated with the democrats, and have been loud about it. In any case, this is a severely important election, because it can keep or disrupt the continuity of how this country will be run now and into the future.

Many everyday people are irritated with who are considered "career politicians". Pro - they are familiar with the ropes and with incumbents come seniority and power, and if urged by the people right, is a great asset for the area they represent. Con - some have, and are, too confident in their jobs, and have their own ideas, and may not be conducive to whom ever are the "little people" in their communities, and gives back to those who give the most to campaigns and what have you. While new people have fresher eyes and come from US the people, where all of them SHOULD be, if they aren't familiar with the internal system, they are easier to bull doze if not in proper alignment.

Please remember, what ever party you are from, rather than voting party lines, pick what issues are most near and dear to you, and vote for the person who most represents that, not for the sake of the party. YVI strongly encourages all voters to check out which candidates are most supportive of children's issues such as safety, nutrition, education and more.


Let me first say that YVI officially endorses State Senator John Lehman (D-Racine) and Representative Cory Mason (D-Racine) in this upcoming election. Together, they have drafted April's Law Wisconsin, and will be presenting it together in the State Senate & Assembly this upcoming January. I would like to publicly thank these two gentlemen, who are leaders in promoting the safety of our youth who will be safer from sexual predators on and offline. Here they are:





Senator John Lehman




Representative Cory Mason

For anyone who would like to see the draft, contact me and you will be emailed an attachment copy of the draft. Thank you.

For being supportive to the cause, YVI supports Representative Robin Vos (R-Racine), the first to show public support for April's Law here in Racine.




Representative Vos

And for indirectly supporting April's Law, I'd like to present Representative Bob Turner.




Representative Turner

While all four of these candidates are important to the cause, Senator Lehman and Representative Mason are the original drafters, and YVI strongly urges full support of these two men to represent Racine to the State of Wisconsin, so that they may bring April's Law to the table to be passed. Without them, it's as if we are practically starting from ground zero.

In Nevada, YVI fully endorses Representative Bob Beers (R-LV) for being the first ever politician to outright support and endorse April's Law. For his dedicated support, for those of you in the northwest Las Vegas area, you are strongly urged to support Bob Beers into office for the protection of children from sex predators on and offline.




Representative Beers


Back to Wisconsin politics... For governor, YVI would like to give credit to Tom Barret, who will ensure that low income children will have health coverage, and more health research will be done to help combat various illnesses. He'd like to make sure that the working people will get a fair tax break.




I'd like to keep this a positive campaign spot, so there will be no negative campaigning here. No mud slinging, false accusations or finger pointing. Only the facts and what your candidate can do for your area.

The push for April's Law isn't over yet. We are still in dire need of more signatures, and the Wisconsin version is set to deliver this upcoming March, when the passage of new laws will be taking place, so, YVI is hopeful that our guys will win the election, and to be able to sell the final version to pass, we need as much support as possible. So please continue to sign April's Law Wisconsin, and please urge as many people as possible to sign this important piece of Legislation. The federal version is not introduced to anyone yet, we still need more support from we the people to get this going properly. Here is the federal April's Law Petition. Thank you for your continued support. Also to be introduced soon to the legislators, I'd like to present Sean's Voice: The petition for our unacknowledged survivors of abuse, our men... Currently there is very little to help those who are/have been abused. We need to keep pushing the petition, so when we're ready to move forward, we have enough to start.

Here is another interesting competition. Most of you are at least a little bit aware of Federal Representative Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin. While not all of the things he has done are bad, many consider him a bit scary. His opponent is new comer John Heckenlively, running on his slogan Give Congress Heck! Which I find catchy. I like it. As a former teacher, it will be interesting how he can help our area and issues that matter to our youth.

Remember, the election is November 2, 2010. Make sure you vote! Yes, your vote counts! If you are going to be unable to get to the polls, absentee ballots are available right now. Go to your City Hall to find out how you can get those, and don't forget, GO VOTE!
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