There are many reasons young people don’t vote: difficulties getting registered, uncertainty it will matter, lack of time etc. These reasons have existed for decades but a new one that has recently come to the forefront is a lack of trust in our institutions. America is now home to the least-trusting informed public of the […]Read More Tackling news credibility and making it easier to be informed
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez just announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate today in Texas. While there are many upcoming senate races in 2020, this one promises to be more interesting than most. The Texas electoral college accounts for 38 electoral votes — second only to California with 55 votes, and as large as Pennsylvania and Ohio […]Read More Texas Could Determine the Course of the 2020 Election
The election year of 2020 is coming fast, and the time is now to teach your kids about the crucial importance of voting and making their voice heard. The problem is too few young people between 18 and 29 years old vote in these off-year elections. You can begin to change that in the future […]Read More 10 Great Children’s Books to Teach Your Kids About Voting, Civics, and Democracy
The national mid-term elections may have passed, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be voting in the United States in 2019. There is, for example, a Chicago run-off election for mayor in April. Charlotte, Dallas, and San Francisco also have municipal elections this year. Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi have gubernatorial elections. Plus, the 2020 primary […]Read More 11 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About Elections, Democracy, and Making Their Voices Heard
Our mission at Votergy is to strengthen American democracy by getting young voters of all backgrounds to the polls. As we were thinking longer term about how to talk to our young children about voting, we realized that there were no great resources out there. So we wrote one ourselves! Voting With a Porpoise is a […]Read More Voting With a Porpoise Hits the Shelves!