First Book Virtual Book Drive!!

If you are here then you know me and you also know that I LOVE BOOKS!!! Help spread the love of reading and imagination to others by donating today to get books to all the kids in America!!!

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Everyone, everywhere should have a favorite book – something that inspires, comforts, entertains… something that lets us live outside ourselves if only within those pages!

Donation Time!!

Every year my company sponsors a giving campaign and each year I try to choose a different organization that I feel can benefit from the company match.  Last year I donated to the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services organization in Madison, WI.  This year I am happy to announce I have chosen to send my payroll deduction and match to the wonderful Heifer Team organized by Patrick Rothfuss and his friends: WorldBuilders!  Help spread the love around!

I have also setup a recurring matched donation for the Clinton Global Initative via the William J. Clinton Foundation!  Huzzah!  Changing the world a dollar at a time!

Kids Come First Act

Please join me in co-sponsoring the Kids Come First Act on

A sick child is always a worry. A sick child that you can’t get help for is a parent’s worst nightmare. Helping the 11 million children who have no health coverage isn’t even on the radar screen of the Bush administration and the Republican leaders in Congress. But, we’re going to put it there.

It is totally unacceptable that, in the greatest country in the world, millions of children are not getting the health care they need. That’s why I have introduced the Kids Come First Act . Here’s why it’s so important to do something now:

  • 1/4 of children are not fully up to date on their basic immunizations.
  • 1/3 with chronic asthma do not get a prescription for medications they need.
  • 1/2 of uninsured children have not had a well child visit in the past year.
  • 1 in 6 has delayed or unmet medical needs.
  • 1 in 5 has trouble accessing health care.
  • 1 in 4 does not see a dentist annually.
  • 1 in 3 had no health insurance during 2002 and 2003.

In the Senate, I am working hard to convince my colleagues to co-sponsor this vitally important bill. But, the most important co-sponsors – the ones who can help push this legislation through a Republican Congress and the Bush White House – are the hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists in the community.

To date, over 470,000 Americans have signed our Kids Come First petition. We’re closing in on our immediate goal of 500,000 before President Bush makes his State of the Union Address on Wednesday. We’ll build from there until we stand one million strong. We’ve got to put getting our children the health care they need at the top of our national agenda. It won’t be easy, but we will never relent until we find a way to put Kids First.