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Word on the Hill: I’m With Purr

Kids are voting and Clinton is getting older

Animal Planet is sending out T-shirts and pins. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Animal Planet is sending out T-shirts and pins. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

This election season, Animal Planet is trying to “Make Adoption Great Again.”

In a new campaign, the cable channel is grabbing people’s attention with 2016 election swag to encourage them to “visit a local shelter to adopt your own Democat or Repuplican today. Whatever you choose, it’s the right choice.”

It’s sending out pins and T-shirts for people to wear and take selfies and then share with the hashtag #AdoptNow.

Also, save the date for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, which celebrates rescue animals during the Super Bowl, on Feb. 5.

ICYMI: Celebrations for Clinton’s birthday

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton turned 69 years old on Wednesday and her supporters, and running mate, are celebrating.

Let the kids decide

Newsela is conducting an election project that has seen hundreds of thousands of kids across the country casting their votes for president, according to the group. Since Oct. 17, Newsela’s teaching tool has been used by teachers in 75 percent of schools in the U.S. Polls close on Nov. 1. Newsela will announce the results of the students’ vote on Nov. 2.

ICYMI: Pence’s beagle died

Roll Call Fall Graduate School Fair

Join Roll Call Live for D.C.’s premier graduate school fair today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Park Hotel (520 N. Capitol St. NW). You can network with representatives from the best graduate schools in public affairs, politics, business and government. Register at

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