Three items (and a photo) that may be of interest to those who might still need to be persuaded to vote for Obama. 
While we've endorsed hundreds of congressional candidates for election, both Democrats and Republicans, we've never before endorsed a presidential candidate. We have members on the left, in the center, and on the right, and we knew it could be controversial to choose either party's candidate for the top office in the nation. But in an era of sweeping presidential power, we must weigh in on this most important political race in the country. Standing on the sidelines is no longer an option for us.
Best Friends Animal Society (my favorite animal-centric charitable organization) recently started a petition to get the Obama family to adopt a rescue animal. After 50,000 signatures, Michelle Obama confirmed that they would be adopting a rescue.
Finally, the poodle pictured in the photo with Obama is Baby. She was rescued after ten years in a puppy mill and is the subject of this book. Obama's political mentor -- Dick Durbin -- is the author of a federal bill to stop the practice of puppy mills. Obama appears in the book as a supporter of Baby and this cause.
 Yes, this post is for my mom.