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Cast Your Vote for the Earth

Cast Your Vote for the Earth

Vote. One word, so very simple, yet every time an Election Day comes around there are millions of people who don’t exercise this right. As many as 50 percent of people in the United States just don’t bother. Sure, you’ve got busy lives with lots of important things to do and you feel like politics don’t affect you. But that’s where you’re wrong.

Whatever your political persuasion, if you are a regular reader of Healthy & Green Living you probably care a great deal about the planet, your health and environmental issues in general.

You want chemicals like BPA out of your food, and toxics out of your laundry and cleaning products, you want better farming practices and pesticide-free, organic produce. You want pure water, clean air and you grieve for the damage that is happening to our planet every day.

Although the U.S. presidential election is what’s getting most of the press this time around, it’s also important to vote in local and state contests for city and county officers, council members, state insurance commissioners, and state legislators. These are the people who make decisions about things like funding animal shelters, banning plastic bags, regulating chemicals in particular products or preventing developers to destroy wetlands or other protected habitats.

So run, don’t walk, to your local polling place and cast your vote for whoever or whatever floats your boat. Not knowing where to go is no excuse. Google has provided this handy way to map your voting location.

And wear that “I Voted” sticker proudly–it means you care, and here at Care2, we care too.

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Jana Ballinger

Jana Ballinger has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and copy editor for daily newspapers. She lives in a vintage house in Northern California with her husband and an orange cat.


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11:23AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012


2:15PM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

Thanks for a good story.

11:03AM PDT on Jul 25, 2011

I always do! Some have lost their life to earn to right to vote. So the least I can do is use it...

12:22PM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

We always vote, now even by mail.

2:55PM PDT on Oct 22, 2010

Vote but know the facts are what you are voting for as well.

11:02PM PDT on Jun 10, 2010

TY~I always "vote by mail" unless I'm working and being of service at the polls. This past Tuesday's primary~ I was the woman who gave you your paperwork. wink!

11:41AM PDT on Mar 27, 2010

i always vote: there is no reason not to vote! There is always the absentee ballot to accommodate those who physically cannot vote at the polls - out of town, elderly, unable without the assistance of another. We are very fortunate our fore-fathers and suffragettes fought so very hard to ensure we have a vote! Make sure your elected officials hear your voice please.

12:21AM PDT on Mar 27, 2010

thanks for post

4:40PM PDT on Mar 26, 2010

i always vote;its even more important these days or will will end up back in the 50's

9:50AM PDT on Mar 26, 2010

so true... Thanks!

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Cannot stop catalogs, I tried- recycle them.

This sounds just a bit too new agey for me, sorry.

All good. Thank you.


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