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Know what tonight is?

It's the only Vice Presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle!  Yes, that always unpredictable debate that has spawned zingers like "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy," and the question still lingering on everyone's mind, "Can I call you Joe?"  Undoubtedly, we're in for some more history making exchanges tonight!  [1],[2]

With Vice President Biden and Representative Ryan taking the stage tonight (Thursday, 11th at 9pm ET, 6pm PT), we can almost guarantee that there are going to be fireworks! I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to see what will be this debate's most memorable line.

But this veep debate will have more than entertainment value. I also will be waiting with baited breath to see if the Vice Presidential candidates mention the issues that families face every day, issues like: Fair pay, affordable child care, and health care.

***Play along tonight!  Download your BINGO card here:

*Keep an eye out for those zingers! We'll be on Facebook  and Twitter, and the blog during and after the debate.  Hop online and join in the fun as we share cheers and jeers.  Tonight could be a future Saturday Night Live skit in the making! Follow the conversation by using the hashtag #risers.  Join us and share what you think!

How does our BINGO game work?  It's really important to know how and if the candidates are addressing issues that impact kids and families before we vote. So as the candidates debate, we will use our BINGO cards to mark down one point each time they mention supporting family-friendly policies like: Health care, affordable child care, clean air, global warming, and many more (Don't worry, all the words are on the card).  As the words fly, we'll fill in our cards and see who comes out as the real family-friendly candidate. Every word mentioned that's on the BINGO card will count.

After the debates we'll let the candidates and the media know how they scored on the BINGO cards in order to hold candidates accountable to women and families on Main Streets across the nation.

Here's a link where you can download that BINGO card again:

**And make sure to pass along this link to a few friends by forwarding this email or sharing the link above on Facebook.  Everyone deserves a little Thursday evening entertainment!

P.S. Fired up about the elections--and concerned about making sure everyone who has the right to vote, can vote?  There's a secret fight for democracy going on with rampant voter suppression shenanigans in many states across the country. Find out more by listening to "MomsRising Radio with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner" this week as we uncover what's happening, where, and what can be done around the country to protect our right to vote. LISTEN HERE:

P.P.S.S.  Here's a look at the BINGO card (See below).  It's much easier to use when you download it via this link:

[1] Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" was a remark made during the 1988 United States vice-presidential debate by Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Lloyd Bentsen to Republican vice-presidential candidate Senator Dan Quayle. VIDEO

[2] "Can I call you Joe?" was a remark made at the beginning of the 2008 United States vice-presidential debate by Republican vice-presidential candidate Govenor Sarah Palin to Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden. ARTICLE

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