Mom ‘n’ Dad and all your neighbors are standing in line at
the polls right about now. Facebook and Twitter are blowing up with “I voted!”
sticker pics. And you’re ho-humming your way through the day, waiting for the
results to come in. Wile away the hours between now and, oh, 7 p.m. EST by
wishing for a few campaign promises we’d really, truly love to see any of the
“I will define
bullying—and make it a crime.”
Because no child should feel like an outcast at school, at
work, at extracurriculars, online—anywhere.
“I support zero
tolerance for discrimination of any variety.”
Because it’s about time this nonsense ended. Can’t we all
“I will make school
lunches delicious, nutritious and affordable. And no, tomato sauce will not
count as a vegetable.”
Because healthy options are essential to keep kids energized
throughout the day and for the rest of their lives. And if they aren’t tasty,
what’s the point?
“I will make daily
physical education a requirement in schools for kindergarten through 12th
grade. (And I’ll do what I can to reinstate recess, too.)”
Confession: Gym was never my favorite class. But it did get me moving, and gave me a break
from nose-to-the-grindstone schoolwork. Three cheers for that!
“I support the arts
and will ensure funding for arts education in public schools and communities
across the nation continues.”
Because arts are essential to our culture, and it’s silly to
What campaign promise
do YOU most want to see a presidential candidate make—and keep?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/6/2012 1:36:00 PM
POSTED IN election 2012, 2012 election issues, rock the vote