Dr. Pat Baccili Helps Get the Vote out on VoiceAmerica.com

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Join Dr. Pat Baccili on Friday October 15th on VoiceAmerica.com at 9:00 a.m. PST and again at 9 p.m. PST and "Pledge to Vote." The show will feature voices of people like you and me who will tell you why voting in this election is critical. Hear Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda share their perspectives. Just Logon to http://www.voiceamerica.com to listen. Remember, you do make a difference!

"I am passionate about voting and our right to vote," declares Baccili. Realizing that there was more that she could do to help people see that they can personally make a difference in the upcoming 2004 election, Dr. Pat created http://www.Ipledgetovote.com.

The initiative operates on the concept that people can manifest change by committing to something...anything...in writing. IPledgeToVote.com gives people the opportunity to pledge their intention to vote. It also gives pledgers a way to change the habits of their non-voting friends, family and coworkers.

Besides the pledge form, the site offers links to sites where would-be voters can

educate themselves about the issues, the political system...and why their vote does count.

Dr. Pat has committed her life to helping people break through "Crust" and to become all they can be. Her mission in life to help people remove limiting thoughts, beliefs and actions which I call “Crust” so that they can live life full out! Living life full out means owning your power! The “aha” for her recently was that there are many people who have some crust around voting.

Oprah demonstrated on her show about voting that some people have Crust that keeps them from using their power to vote. Living life full out means owning your power! Here in the United States, we have the Power to Vote. If you think your vote won't count, that's your Crust talking. If you resent politicians and your resentment keeps you from voting, that's also your Crust talking. Not voting is a refusal to use the power that's yours by Constitutional right. Excuses are Crust! Excuses that help us give away our power. Don't give it away! Not believing that your vote counts is "Crust." This "crusty" belief is not the Truth of anyone!

Pledging at and letting others know about http://www. IPledgeToVote.com are ways to encourage people to empower themselves and others during this election process.

Still doubting your power to make a difference? Take time to reflect on these facts:

•If only 3% more citizens had voted in 2000, the election results might have been decidedly different.

•Almost 76 million eligible Americans (41%) chose not to vote in the 2000 national election. Just imagine what a difference all those voters could have made.

•In the 1960 presidential election, one vote per precinct in Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, and Texas sent John F. Kennedy to the White House instead of Nixon.

•The next president probably will appoint at least two Supreme Court Justices...something that could affect the course of American history and civil rights for decades to come.(Want more details? Click here).

•The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing a woman's right to vote, was ratified on August 26, 1920 when one vote was switched from a "no" to a "yes."

•One vote in 1776 determined that English, not German, would be the official language of the government of the United States.

•Several of our states, including California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, became states because of one vote.

Numerous people have pledged their support to this effort and the development of the IPledgeToVote.com website. Please join us so that we can reach as many people as possible in these crucial final weeks of this year's election. Here are your options:

•Go to http://www.Ipledgetovote.com and pledge. Then complete the section to let your friends and family know how they can pledge.

•Send out information through your email lists about our mission and the website.

•Download the flyer and post it everywhere to make the initiative visible in your community.

•Offer to drive one other person to their local voting facility.

•Support us financially so that we can optimize our reach. Just specify the amount.

Choose one or all of the above to help others see the power that they have "to be the change that they want in the world."

Pledge your support by simply sending an email to Dr. Pat Baccili (email address below).

To find out more about Crust Busting and Dr. Pat Baccili visit http://www.crustbusting.com

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