The 2020 US Presidential Election is coming up fast, and in a year when there have been many challenging and divisive topics to discuss — a global pandemic, racial tensions, protests, climate change, a supreme court nominee — Americans of all political viewpoints seem able to agree on one thing. Elections, and how we vote in them, are vitally important. So — politics aside — we want to help families talk about voting, democracy, and what’s important to them in the weeks leading up to the election.
Elections provide a unique teachable moment for families. Every 2-4 years, they give us the opportunity to talk about rights, freedoms, responsibilities, and the ideals that each of our families value when we vote. Our friends at Vote by Design, a nonpartisan educational framework that empowers voters to make thoughtful and informed decisions, have created a new resource to help families have these important conversations. We encourage you to use their Discussion Guide to have a meaningful conversation with your family about voting and the qualities you value in a Presidential candidate.