10 Great Children’s Books to Teach Your Kids About Voting, Civics, and Democracy

Even in a year like 2019, when there is no presidential or mid-term election, there is plenty of voting going on. There are gubernatorial elections, mayoral elections, and aldermanic elections across the United States. The problem is too few young people between 18 and 29 years old vote in these off-year elections. You can begin […]

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11 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About Elections, Democracy, and Making Their Voices Heard

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 […]

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9 Mind-Blowing US Voting Stats

Many people believe their vote doesn’t count. But numbers from the 2016 presidential election show the exact opposite to be true. Statistic after statistic shows that voters opted out of the election, allowing a small group to determine the future of the country. In fact, millions more eligible voters chose not to vote than actually […]

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Why Your Vote Is Like a Vaccine

Voting is like getting a vaccination. Both voting and vaccinations require some inconvenience and a little pain — with one ultimately delivering a healthier populace and the other a healthier body politic. People who don’t vote often explain their ignoring the ballot box by arguing that their vote doesn’t matter. The explanation is similar to […]

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