This Saturday in Australia we are about to have one the most critical elections so we thought we should get a little more involved. So tonight we pickup our sandwich board and how to vote cards and will be camped outside the Newmarket State School on Saturday. I just mentioned to another friend on her blog if I start to wear the candidates shirt over mine and start waving from the side walk at passing cars you know I have gone to far.
Really, this is such an important time and as I have been doing my research on each of the candidates it has made me so sad to see how many of our female politicians are funded by EMILY'S List. Babette Francis wrote a great article detailing the insidious power of this group and is well worth the read.
The women in our current election who are funded by Emily's List can be found on this page. Take a look if you are an Australian so you can see where the funding is coming from for your local candidate and also for Julia Gillard, Penny Wong and many more candidates. Also and more importantly what they have to do in return for this money. It is not a no-strings-attached funding. They have to fully support activities that are nothing short of criminal.
Another great site is Australia Votes. This site asks the questions that many of us would ask and gives the answers from each party. (Thanks grown -up Lucy for a heads up on the sites)
Apart from that, I sure do fear for the future of Homeschooling if Julia Gillard is elected Prime Minister. I'm not sure she will see a future for it in her Education Revolution!
All we can is vote and pray and then do all we can raise our children up the Lords way. Elder L. Tom Perry said in "Mothers Teaching Children in the Home" Ensign, May 2010,
"Teaching in the home is becoming increasingly important in today's world, where the influence of the adversary is so widespread and he is attacking, attempting to erode and destroy the very foundation of our society, even the family. Parents must resolve that teaching in the home is a most sacred and important responsibility."