Election Day: Celebrity Style!
Election Day is fast approaching! Even if you're not old enough to vote yet, it's important to know what's happening and to be involved. But you don't have to take my word for it. Check out what some of your favorite celebrities had to say:
When asked about the election, KayCee Stroh from High School Musical 3 said, "Even if kids can't vote it's important for them to be there with their parents making decisions."
Autumn Reeser from the new TV show, Valentine, said, "It's such an exciting year and if you can vote, vote and if you can't you should get involved in any way that you can."
How should you get involved? Alyson Stoner from Camp Rock suggests you can "start by having a debate in school."
And don't underestimate your influence on your parents. Dustin Milligan from 90210 thinks "one of the coolest things you can do is open up a conversation with your parents about it and talk to them about it, see what they think and hopefully argue a bit about it. I think it’s important for as many young people as possible to start talking to their parents about what they think would be a good change."
Selena Gomez from Wizards of Waverly Place agrees, saying, "If you have something you believe in you can go to your parents and encourage them. 'I think you should vote for this,' and discuss it as a family."
So, even though you may not be old enough to vote, you can still get involved and make a difference. As Debby Ryan from Suite Life on Deck put it, "People sit around and complain about the way the world is and why it's not perfect . . . You have that power and every single person needs to use it."
— Carly H., STACKS Staffer
These quotes are courtesy of Scholastic News. Get more election coverage with Scholastic News Online's special report, Countdown to Election 2008.
KayCee Stroh Photo Credit: Michael Hermogeno