Children Need Your Voice Now
Elections are essential for holding policymakers accountable for the well-being of children. Many local, state, and national organizations have developed ways to advocate for children during elections. The resources in this section demonstrate how to strengthen accountability for children’s well-being through elections as well as how to connect with advocacy efforts near you.
“You Can Make Election 2020 Count for Children” Handout—A one-page handout (which can be used electronically or for print) with information about a wide range of Election 2020 Resources as well as select Twitter accounts and hashtags to help bring attention to children’s issues during the 2020 Election.
Getting Started: How to Use Elections for Child Advocacy
State-Based Advocates Educating Candidates or Voters
National Organizations Educating Candidates or Voters
Other Election-Related Activities
Note: Most of these efforts are nonpartisan activities that nonprofit organizations are permitted to do by law. In situations where leaders for children participate in partisan activities, they use different legal structures.
These resources are the most current available and we will continue to update this section throughout the 2020 election season. If you are working to make children a higher priority in elections and not yet listed here please let us know. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank the Partnership for America’s Children for their help gathering this information.