I wanted to check in to tell you about a trip I took recently to Denver for the Democratic National Convention. In two words: eye-opening. You see, traditionally I haven't been that politically active but for a variety of reasons I find myself being compelled to participate in this years election. Irrespective of your political affiliation you have to acknowledge the historical relevance of this years race...on both sides. A few months ago I was asked to participate in an online viral video for Barack Obama and I jumped at the opportunity.
More recently, I have become a spokesperson for Declare Yourself. It is a bi-partisan group that not only helps educate you on the political process but also makes registering to vote incredibly easy. This group is particularly meaningful to me because it is purely about people being active. At the end of the day I want what's best for this country and an active youth ensures a brighter future. Keep your eyes open for the new campaign. Go to declareyourself.org for more information.
At the DNC, Cash and I were fortunate enough to see President Clinton speak as well as Biden and Obama. I have been blessed to witness almost every sports and entertainment event but nothing compares to what took place on Invesco Field. The energy was palpable and the crowd was infused with the hope. On a more humorous side, I have never seen the stars and stripes used as a fashion print/accessory so liberally. Some makeover reality show producer needs to hop on a plane for Minneapolis asap because I am sure the outfits at the RNC will be just as patriotic or as Christian would say "fierce." Lol! Here is one of my favs.
Lastly, I'm starting a fun competition on ibeatyou.com's new Myspace application In homage to the upcoming election… upload a picture of yourself being patriotic. I just uploaded my entry from the DNC.