Obama and Romney: Make a Public Service Announcement Together to Get Out the Vote
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Mitt Romney Campaign
Barack Obama Campaign
President Barack Obama

Obama and Romney: Make a Public Service Announcement Together to Get Out the Vote

    1. Scott Stabler
    2. Petition by

      Scott Stabler

      Grand Rapids, MI

Elections can turn pretty negative and the 2012 Presidential race is no exception. Wouldn't it be nice to see Obama and Romney come together and film a public service announcement to send a message to all Americans that, no matter what choice you make, everyone should register to vote and make their voices heard on election day?

I'm a college professor and I talk with other teachers all the time about how part of our job is to encourage young people to be active citizens. Democracy is stronger when citizens become active participants by registering to vote and casting ballots. There is no reason that turnouts (though usually around 60%) should not be in the 80 percentile. In addition to the Presidential race, plenty of local elections will also take place in November that will deeply impact all our lives.

Plenty of potential voters aren't registered and may not know where to go to get information about how to do so in time. With many deadlines to register to vote quickly approaching in early October, it's a great time for the candidates to come together to send a common message that all of us should be sure to be ready for this year's election. These guys have a lot of influence. They could even film it before or after a debate!

Join me in signing the petition to ask Obama and Romney to come together and make a public service announcement encouraging everyone to get out the vote!

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    • Teresa Nugent EL CAMPO, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everyone need's to know how important it is to vote. Elections are serious and people need to be aware of the importance of their vote. Each Vote Counts !!!!

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    • Joel Silverthorn, B.A. FAIRFAX, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      IN THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY!!!

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    • KIMBERLY HOWELL MANITOWOC WI, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      bipartisan to work together regardless of the out come

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    • Ken Penge SALEM, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      I would love to see it, but the very next day Mr. Romney would have to put out another ad staying that he no longer supports it.

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    • Jenny Lincoln WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      In Sri Lanka where I lived for 10 years, a large majority, up to 80%, of people vote and participate in elections. And Sri Lanka is a developing country. People just wouldn't think of not voting...they see it as their public duty. Why can't we do the same in the highly developed USA? Of course, complicated registration laws that require deadlines way in advance before most people even start thinking about the election don't help the process in our country...requesting absentee ballots is so time consuming and difficult it is like a full-time job. I remember even when I was in college in Atlanta, Georgia, but registered to vote in my parents' place in Clayton, I had difficulty in voting, because the election was always at the time we were busy with term exams, and absentee ballot voting was so complicated. I have spent maybe half my time in the past month here in Malaysia just requesting my absentee ballot, marking it, and getting it off!

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