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February 04, 2004

Please Help!!!

I grew up as a teen ager on the Navy Base in New Orleans. Each year that a national election was held, there was an election night party on base, for all first time to be eligible voters.

The kids were given a ticket at the poll to gain entry. There were televisions set up around the room to see the returns from each network. Back then there were only 3 :-) Local candidates stopped by. There were snacks and a festive atmosphere. It was a great way to encourage kids to vote and to teach them about our democratic process.

As the mother of an 18 year old son, I want the same thing for my first time voter. This afternoon I went to the Circus Studio to talk with the director about it. Since it's only February, I think we'll have plenty of time to organize it all.

The timing for me to go must have been orchestrated. The circus director loved the idea. She committed the teen council under her direction, T.U.F.F. (Teens United For Fun), and the Museum to the project.

As we were talking, the director asked me a question about how many polling places there are in our city. I didn't know. Just then, a family friend from before I was born, who happens to work at the polls each year, came in with her Great Grandson. She was able to answer all of the poll questions.

Then, one of the circus teachers came in. She loves the idea. She suggested that we bring the matter to our City leaders to turn it into a huge event. She is friends with one of the commissioners. She will set up a meeting for all of us to discuss and plan it.

So, now I find myself writing a proposal. This is where I need help. I need a catchy name for our party. Something to put on posters, flyers, and newspaper ads. PLEASE HELP!!!

Posted by Angi at February 4, 2004 09:48 PM