Candidates & Elected Officials

Educating Candidates
Legislator/Legislation Scorecards

Educating Candidates

The following are resources from organizations to educate candidates and voters about children’s issues.

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

Campaign 4 Kids (Colorado Children’s Campaign) 2018 Election Guide

Children’s Defense Fund’s Voter Guide

Choose Children 2018

Choose Children 2018: Campaign Toolkit

Common Sense Media Kids Action

DC Action for Children

Iowa’s Children’s Policy Coalition

Every Child Matters

Michigan’s Children: A Forum for Change and Vote Like Our Future Depends On It

New Mexico Kids at the Crossroads 2018: A Children’s Agenda for Making KIDS COUNT with Candidates

National PTA

NJVotes4Kids Election Advocacy Toolkit

Partnership for America’s Children

Save the Children Action Network

Texans Care for Children

The Children’s Partnership

Voices for Alabama’s Children: 2018 Voters’ Guide

Voices for Virginia’s Children

If you are educating candidates and voters about children’s issues, please let us know. We’d like to share what you are doing.

Legislator/Legislation Scorecards

Common Sense Kids Action’s California Legislative Scorecard 2018 rates legislators in the California Assembly and Senate based on 52 key “For Kids” and “Against Kids” bills. Legislators who scored above 90% were awarded a “For Kids” star.

First Focus Campaign for Children’s 2020 Champions and Defenders for Children: Legislative Scorecard tallies up actions that members of the 116th Congress took related to making children a top priority.

First Focus Campaign for Children’s Bill Tracker

Children’s Defense Fund’s 2020 Legislative Report Card reviews lawmakers’ actions for children.

Voices for Children in Nebraska’s 2020 Pro-Kid Legislative Scorecard

MinCAN’s Minnesota Legislative Scorecard: Measuring Support for Education & Student Achievement in the 89th Legislature