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  •  Beautiful story! (2+ / 0-)
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    bewareofme, slowbutsure

    We always took our kids, even when very young, with us when we went to vote. We modeled how important it is to be active in deciding the direction of the country.

    We never told them who to vote for, although we told them who we were voting for and why, and then gave their opinions a fair hearing.

    I feel that one of the greatest legacies a parent can have is grown children who know the issues, can articulate their points of view, and who work for a cause.

    My daughter volunteered for the Obama campaign in 2008 and was fortunate enough to attend both the election night celebration in Chicago and the inauguration. This year my son gets his chance to cast a ballot for Mr. Obama. It will be a proud moment for us, because it is proof that we have passed on our civic involvement to the next generation.

    Congratulations to you and your daughter! And thank you for your inspiring story.

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