Saturday, September 27, 2008

Vote The Environment

There has never been a better time to get involved with your voice than right now. You've heard it before - stand up and let your voice be heard by casting your vote. There are countless reasons to vote this year with issues ranging from the war, to the economy, gas prices, health care, immigration, abortion, etc. The list just goes on and on.

With so many issues going on in the world, it's easy to overlook the one issue that might seem less important, but which everything rests upon - the health of our environment. All the other issues will not matter if there is no world left for us to live in.

I know what you are thinking. The environment? More important than the economy? I have to put food on the table and gas in my car to get to work, I don't have time to worrry about the environment. You will have nothing to worry about if the environmental destruction underway continues at its current pace. This is our most pressing issue because the future (ours and all future generations) depend on us to fix the wrongs that have been done.

By scrutinizing and dissecting the voting records of public officials, we can make informed choices when we get to the voting booth. So before you pick your candidate of choice, take a moment and research his or her commitment to the environment.

Visit Patagonia's website at for more information about their Vote the Environment campaign. While you are there, put your zip code in the LCV's national enviromental scorecard box to see if your elected officials vote for the environment.

Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, Independent, Green or anything in between, help create the change you want to see.
Register to vote, get informed, vote the environment!

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