AUTHOR'S ADVICE: VOTE

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 3:06 PM

Judy Blume has been writing for young readers for decades, and she posted an election-day message to them on Facebook.

"I'm voting because voting is a privilege and I've never missed an election since I turned 21 and got the right to cast my vote. (Yes, you had to be 21 to vote then)," the author writes. "It makes me crazy when I hear young people say elections have nothing to do with them. I've got news for you if you think this election has nothing to do with your life. It has everything to do with your life."

Blume says the issues most important to her this election are women's rights, the environment, health care, foreign relations and "to have a say in who will be appointed to the Supreme Court."

"I'm voting for the candidate I trust more," she says.

— Sandy Cohen — http://www.twitter.com/APSandy .

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