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Vote buttonAt iMGA we’re passionate about a few very clear things. Among those is how critical it is that each of us live up to our responsibilities as citizens. Today we’ll have the chance to exercise that responsibility by casting our vote in the U.S. mid-term elections. We take it so seriously that I’m serving as an election judge in a precinct near my home.

We won’t be voting for the office of the presidency, so it’s likely that less than 45% of registered voters will make the effort – in spite of all the mail-in/early voting opportunities added over the past few years to make it more convenientto participate.

It’s a shame that so many people don’t understand the incredible opportunity this is, and we strongly encourage everyone we know to take a few minutes and vote. You never know – your vote may be the one that makes the difference.

The polls will be open from 7am until 7pm. We hope to see you there.

Massachusetts was a key part of the American Revolution from the Boston Tea Party to the “shot heard round the world” in the battle at Concord.

It is incredibly fitting, then, that it is Massachusetts that gives the grass roots uprising generally known over the last year under the Tea Party name its biggest victory by far. Scott Brown campaigned on conservative principles and raised his funds not from large donors but from small online donations of under $80 each.

We hope this election is a clear signal to our elected officials that “back room deals… to buy… votes” are no way to run the country.

To paraphrase our first lady, for the first time in our adult life we’re really proud of Massachusetts. 🙂

In this case, though, what makes us proud is that the people of Massachusetts once again stood up for freedom and liberty, and against a government that had been refusing to listen.

Our office is closed today in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. As with all human beings he was imperfect. He made a significant impact, though, by standing up for what was right. To do that he had to fight a government that was not listening.

Unfortunately, as our founding fathers realized, that’s a fight we’ll have to fight indefinitely. Fortunately we live in a country where the people can stand up and make a difference. He certainly did.

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