I Give a Dot… So Can You!

Join VOICES ACROSS AMERICA/What’s Your Point to the Next President

This arrived in my inbox this morning from Jerry Biederman, President / Co-creator of www.BiedermanOwens.com This post is of particular interest to Americans, although I participated, because the truth is that the next American President will influence not just the future of the US, but that of our whole world.

I am the author of eight mainstream nonfiction books. I am involved in a project now that invites people everywhere to write a message to the presidential candidate who they hope will be the next President of the United States. We’re looking for QUALITY submissions, and the best submissions will have a chance to be published in a major book.

You are among the very first to be invited to be a part of VOICES ACROSS AMERICA. I’m working in association with event organizer Ken Kragen (who was the one behind “We Are The World” and “Hands Across America”) for a very cool, high-profile event that rides the wave of the 2008 Presidential Election.

The theme is positive politics. It’s a celebration of the voice of the people – YOUR VOICE.

My friend, artist David Ilan, creates portraits of celebrities using only dots. He wanted to do something more meaningful with his drawings, so he came up with the idea of having each dot represent a real person and their story or message. It’s called Points with Purpose.

David is creating three portraits – one for each of the major presidential candidates. You’re invited to go to the site now and get a dot in your name: PointsWithPurpose.com

You decide which presidential portrait you want YOUR DOT to go in: Hillary Clinton’s, Barack Obama’s, or John McCain’s. Once you get your dot – give them your message!

This is your chance to be heard, to introduce yourself to your favorite candidate (and the world) in an open, impassioned and meaningful way – and share your hopes, dreams, goals, suggestions to the candidate who you believe can make a difference in your life and in the future of our country.

Since this is about positive politics, being “in the face” of your favorite candidate is a good thing!

The more expressive, open and prolific you are – the better. Your message could be as much about you, as about the candidate and our country.

The presidential portraits, containing your dot (with your message – your “point” – to the candidate attached) will go on a national tour before finding a home at a prestigious location, such as the Smithsonian or the White House (to be announced). Your words will forever be a part of the presidential portraits and your story will take its place in American history as a modern day monument to the Voice of the People.

Those who sign up first will get their dot in the candidates’ face, starting with the eyes! Very cool (and it’s free)…

Go to:


Get a dot. Give your message.

Remember, we’re seeking out writers, in particular, because we are hoping for creative, emotional, quality contributions that can be put in the spotlight of this event. If you want to be credited by name, be sure to use your name at the end of your entry.

Have fun!

P.S. The official launch date of this national event is July 4, 2008, when the first dots will be drawn in front of all the cameras. So, you’re getting a sneak preview and a chance to jump in first. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your own family, friends, coworkers, etc. We want as many voices as possible – this is a chance to be among the first!


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One response to “I Give a Dot… So Can You!

  1. Thank you, Julie, for getting the word out about VOICES ACROSS AMERICA.

    There is a correction for the following paragraph:


    The web address should have a “/VAA” at the end of it [all CAPS]. Correct address to get a free dot in the presidential portraits is:


    Thank you!


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