Other Election-Related Activities

These resources include local, state, and national examples that can inform election work beyond educating candidates. A few of these are partisan activities that cannot be carried out by nonprofit organizations.

Candidate Forums

Forum on children, 2018 gubernatorial race (California)

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

Youth Engagement

Campus Election Engagement Project (nationwide)

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth: Tips to Engage Youth in Winning Dedicated Funding for Children, Youth, and Families (California)

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth: Youth Engagement in Ballot Measures (California)

National Children’s Campaign (nationwide)

Nonprofit VOTE: Voter Registration Resource Library (nationwide)

PoliTalk USA (nationwide)

Rock the Vote (nationwide)

Youth Service America: ServiceVote (nationwide)

UNICEF USA: Youth Study (a poll of US youth ages 8-17) (nationwide)

Ballot Measures Affecting Children

Children First for Oregon: 2018 ballot endorsements (Oregon)

Children’s Alliance: Ballot measures postcard (2018) (Washington)

Children’s Alliance: Ballot positions (2018) (Washington)

Children’s Funding Project: Local Financing Efforts (nationwide)

Funding the Next Generation: The Little Red Wagon Story (California)

Local Children’s Fund Ballot Measures (California)

Candidate Endorsements 

Stand for Children Arizona (Arizona)

Polling and Messaging About Children

Children’s Policy Coalition: “Poll Reveals that Children’s Issues are Most Important to Iowa Voters for 2020” (Iowa)

Forum for Youth Investment and Funding the Next Generation: Polling on Children and Youth Issues – Best Practices  (One-hour webinar with noted pollster Celinda Lake. Registration required.) (nationwide)

Choose Children 2018: “Nearly 9 in 10 Voters Support Greater Investment in Early Childhood Care & Education by California’s Next Governor” (California)

Latino Policy Coalition and the California NAACP: California Early Childhood Education Funding Ballot Measure Survey (California)

No Kids in Prison: What the Public Says (nationwide, with some state-specific resources)

FrameWorks Institute: Children and Families (nationwide, with some international resources)

FrameWorks Institute: Policymaker Engagement (nationwide, with some state-specific resources)

Funding the Next Generation: Powerpoint presentation on issues heading into 2016, prepared by Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners (nationwide)

The California Endowment: Southern California Voter Attitudes Towards Investing in Youth (California)

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3): Framing the Issues for Small Communities and Conservative Audiences  (California)

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3): Meta-Analysis of Public Opinion Data on Support for Early Childhood Services (California)

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3): An Updated Perspective on Building Public Support for Investments in Early Childhood (California)

UNICEF USA: Youth Study (a poll of US youth ages 8-17) (nationwide)

If you are working to make children a higher priority in elections and not yet listed here please let us know. Contact us at info@kidsimpact.org.