Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Virginia Madsen Keeps Rocking The Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen is a firm believer in rocking the vote.

The Sideways star has just teamed up with the League of Women Voters and BOTOX Cosmetic to launch a public service campaign that encourages women to register, vote, and be heard.

For Madsen, the vote crusade hits home.

When she was a kid, voting was a big deal around the Madsen household.

She recalls, “The day we turned 18 our mom took us to register to vote. We had always watched her vote, but when we finally got to do it ourselves, it was so exciting! I felt so grown up the first time I voted.”

Madsen has passed down her voting devotion to her own 13-year- old son, who’s tagged along with her to polling places since he was a toddler.

She says, “I make him read the referendums and research the candidates while I vote. He doesn’t always agree with my choice, but I welcome the debates!”

Madsen believes this year’s election will break voting records, and hopes women think about the historic struggle suffragists like Susan B. Anthony went through just to vote.

She adds, “Voting isn’t a privilege, it’s a responsibility.”

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