I love Jackson, Michigan. Reader's Digest had a competition recently where 10 municipalities were all going to win prize money based on the numbers of "Cheers" a town received. I'm happy to report that a Michigan town won the grand municipal prize, which should have been about $40,000. I'm sad to report that Jackson ranked at about number 57 when that competition ended.
But Reader's Digest has brought the competition back, and I'm hoping to get more cheers for Jackson!! Jackson needs so many things: jobs, roads that don't break our cars, pool maintenance at Ella Sharp, more than one operational fire station, and hope.
Here's what you can do:
Go to the Reader's Digest We Hear You America page by clicking here.
On the right hand side, you'll see a section that says "Cheer now for your town." Type in Jackson, MI and then click the "Cheer" button.
On the next screen, your first visit to the site will require you to register. On future visits, you'll only be required to enter your e-mail address to login.
After you register/login, you'll see a "Cheer!" button on the left hand side. Click that repeatedly (it'll change to Cheer Louder when you've maxed your votes for the day) until you've voted your 10x. You can watch the total cheers at the top go up.
After you've reached your max cheers for the day, you can click on cheer louder and help spread the word by sending e-mails, posting to Twitter and posting to Facebook.
Help spread the word and let's get Jackson in the top 10, if not #1. The contest ends on May 16, 2011. We can do this, Jackson!