I'm going to get political for a moment.
My friend Angela Zimmann is running for Congress this year for Ohio's 5th Congressional District. (It makes me so proud to type that sentence).
Angela is one of the most amazing women I know.
She's absolutely brilliant.
And an all-around amazing individual.
She is also a wife, a mom, a college professor, a Lutheran pastor, and a school board member.
And is she EXACTLY what Ohio's 5th Congressional District needs as a representative and a voice in Washington, DC. She knows what we need here in northwest Ohio. She understands this region and knows what it will take to make this region prosper.
Today, Angela was named one of the top 10 Grassroots All-Stars by Democracy for America. For those of you who don't know - Democracy for America is "the people powered PAC' started by Howard Dean. They are, according to their website, "a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country, and the Democratic party, from the bottom up."
So, what does it mean to be a Grassroots All-Star? Well, the candidate with the most votes by 8 p.m. PST on February 28 will be named the Grassroots All-Star for 2012 and will automatically win Democracy for Change's biggest endorsement of the year and a commitment from DFA to raise $20,000 in small donations from their members. Second and third place candidates will also receive an endorsement from the DFA.
In short, this would be HUGE for any grassroots campaign.
Here, in Ohio's 5th District, we need a new voice to fight for us in D.C. We need Angela. And she needs our help to get there!
Today, I'm asking all of you to vote for Angela to be the 2012 Grassroots All-Star. It's so easy to do. Click on this link http://grassrootsallstars.com/?t=VE1 and choose Angela Zimmann. You don't have to live in the 5th District to vote. Heck, you don't even need to live in Ohio. You can only vote once, but feel free to share the link with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this post and no candidates asked me to write it. I simply wanted to get the word out.