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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

your vote WILL count!

this message comes from the energetic forces behind off the mat, into the world: seane corn, hala khouri, and suzanne sterling. OTM is a cooperative of yogis and yoginis whose mission is "to inspire and guide you to find and define your purpose and become active in your local or global community in an effective, sustainable and joyful way."

with the second presidential debate scheduled for tonight, this seems like the perfect time to post this and remind you that if you live here in LA, it's not too late to register to vote -- the california deadline is monday, october 20th. two weeks will fly by before you know it, so do it NOW!

Dear Friends,

In just a couple of months we will have the opportunity to vote into office a new administration. Hopefully, whichever administration takes seat in the Oval office will be sensitive to the issues of all citizens and proactive in making policies and choices that will benefit us all, and the planet we live upon.

Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green Party or Libertarian is not the issue or the motivation for this letter. We are appealing to the 20 million US citizens who practice yoga to register to vote, or if you are already registered, then to actually cast that vote on or before November 4th.

We have tried to make the registration and voting process as easy as possible. For registering for any particular party, or receiving information on absentee balloting then please click onto www.longdistancevoter.org
. We have also included an unbiased political site where you can learn more about each individual candidate. The information on www.vote-smart.org is easy to navigate and understand. Simply click "candidate" and then on "President" and it will list all the current nominees, their stand on the issues, and recent speeches.

We at the OTM team have seen an amazing year of connection and activation across the yoga community. We have witnessed the inspiration of individual voices and visions emerging and experienced the miracles that come when we allow ourselves to speak out, build communities of support and become effective leaders for change. Now is an incredible opportunity to take a small step with far reaching effects. Let's put our compassion into action and take our yoga into the world now.

Every single vote counts and our intention is to rally the yoga community to register, vote, and be a part of the political process. Please feel free to forward this email to your list and join us in encouraging our community to get out there to vote!

May there be peace on earth and good health, abundance and freedom for all.

Seane Corn, Suzanne Sterling and Hala Khouri
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see it. In a somewhat more partisan spirit, somebody sent me this link yesterday, featuring Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Deepak Chopra, Krishna Das and many others:

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