Get involved and help people, by getting your vote in the mail or going on November 4th. 2008 to your polling place and vote!

Today there are alot of people who are registered to vote! Some have never voted before and this November 4th, 2008 will be their first time!!

There are people who have moved and did not re-register at their new address.  There are people who have changed their party and not re-registered.  There are people who never find out where their voting location is!

Do you need to re- register? Maybe you are in one of the categories I just mentioned.   If you are, then follow through and register today!  Just to make it easier on yourself, check the vote absentee box!

What is absentee? Absentee is  not having to go to your local voter precinct and vote there on election day.  Absentee voting means that  you will get a book and ballot in the mail, with a return by mail envelope addressed to the county registrar of voters.   You complete the ballot , take off your receipt (the small one that has the number of the ballot on it-that is yours) and then put the large ballot folded) in the return by mail envelope, seal it and put enough postage on it.  There is on the back of the envelope a place where you will have to sign your name. Put a stamp on the envelope and put it in the mail! If you forget to mail it, you can drop the ballot at your polling station. Call your county registrar to see if they allow dropping it off at other polling stations.

Well on election day, your ballot will be counted with everyone else’s ballots! Let’s change America.

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“This is our first meeting together at Hook Community Center in Victorville !                                                  The Obama Campaign  is in the High Desert!”

I am looking forward to many really good CHANGES in our government and I am happy to be working  with our wonderful volunteers and staff of the Obama Campaign.  There is alot to do to get out the voices and votes of the people in our communities!  You can go to the Obama Campaign website and sign up to help make these things happen!!

Our Democratic candidates, Senator Obama and Senator Biden, will make a great team! They will be our next  President and Vice President of our great country!!

As your Congresswoman, I will be working with our new President and will be looking out for your 25th Congressinal Districts needs! Your 25th Congressional District is very important as it is where you might just live, where your children or yourself atttend school or college and you  work!

We have high unemplyment, high gas prices, high grocery bills, high costs of a College education  and many other problems….!..so do you have an opinion?  Do you have thoughts about Our 25th Congressional District and  what are some of your solutions today??  Write me a note!  I am looking forward to serving you!

ust the other day when I was speaking to some local seniors , one of them spoke up  about the lack of coverage under MediCare and private insurance for FALSE TEETH!  How can we allow that!  The government pays for prosthetic limbs but not teeth. Can you believe that? How can a person take care of themselves if they can’t chew the food and break it down and how can seniors avail themselves of nutrition programs at senior centers without teeth? How strange it is to think such a thing is not taken care of?

Also I can’t believe the republicans put through the prescription coverage plan without giving the government the power to negotiate the cost of drugs downward!  Without the prices negotiates to at least cash prices that uninsured people can sometimes get from pharmacies, the MediCare drug benefit gets wiped out long before the end of the year.

So much for the republican rhetoric about the “free market”–I guess the free market doesn’t apply to the drug companies when they want to gouge us!

Well one of the problems we face in this country is the lack of health care -for millions of Americans.  For some, the care is denied by use of pre-existing condition exclusions, the care requested is experimental or not in the standard of care options their non-doctors will accept (so the requested care is unreasonable and unnecessary), the charges are excessive if they somehow authorize the care–to name a few.

Today I saw the Prime Minister of England talk with Bush in the Rose Garden. While Bush was admitting our economy was having some trouble, the British Prime Minister was talking about a tax reduction despite universal government paid-for health, dental and vision care–all of which our country does not have. We really have got to get this right and not let McCain and McKeon talk about the free market and make the ridiculous argument that a tax cut or credit would be enough for medical care, assuming the people with pre-extising problems and who have been uninsured for so long, can find an insurer that will cover them.

There are European countries that have great medical care for the entire country and we are in America – the greatest country on  this world and why don’t….. What do you have to say about all this??

Its not the talk of being compassionate that defines us–its the action of the nation’s leaders.

Its not the amount of aide we give to Darfur, Ethiopia and to the aids epidemic that makes us compassionate. Taking care of others and letting our own people suffer is hypocritical. Taking care of all citizen’s health care needs will be the only real evidence of America’s compassion.

Go Visit a local Fair!

September 1, 2008


Hello-I am having a great time visiting with people at the Antelope Valley Fair! There are some great shows and Exhibits this year!  As usual there is great food and conversations!  I like their new facility and it’s well organized!

Coming in September is the Los Angeles County Fair!  I enjoy that Fair, too.  Our family goes to thet Fair every year as we enjoy the beautiful gardens, the great music and shows, Exhibit Halls,and the food! It’s worthwhile going to!

I am a past board member of the 28th Agricultural District.  The Fair it’s self is located in Victoville.  Before I was a Board member, my husband and I used to take our children there when they participated in the 4-H program!   I love seeing the new young faces involved in 4-H and the FFA programs. There is also Grange members and Independents!  Our family continues to go every year!  All our Fairs have rich educational values, they teach great work ethics and team work!

I just want to encourage everyone to take the opportunity and go to the Fairs! I know there are alot of  good movies, but Fairs are something all family members and friends can enjoy together and build new memories!  Whether a Fair is local or a little further away, Fairs are part of the backbone of our America and a part of our great heritage!