YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOVE EVERYTHING.
About a candidate. Or a proposition. Or a ballot measure.
Vote for a candidate who represents most of what you care about.
If you don’t know where to start, chances are your friends don’t either. It’s not always easy, but it’s better when you find out together.
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You don't have to vote for everything!
If you can’t decide on all the proposition or candidates, at least vote for the ones you side with. It’s better to vote for something than lose your voice entirely.
RESEARCH YOUR CHOICE. TOGETHER.
Yes, research can take a little time, but probably a lot less than playing the latest video game or shopping for the perfect outfit. Doing it together makes it easier!
These are some non-partisan guides compiled by people like professors, journalists, and other trusted sources.
SOME Interview strategies.
Candidates often don’t have the ability to reach all of the constituents they want. Often, you only hear about soundbites from the candidates that the media features. How do you go beyond that?
And how do you go beyond that?
Review your sources.
While interviewing and vetting your candidate, there is something important to consider: Are my sources reliable? Particularly in the age of Twitter, there is consistent disinformation.
We saw just how powerful disinformation campaigns are in 2016 – from foreign interference by Russia to domestic propaganda campaigns led by interest groups.
disinformation isn't new.
The infamous 1988 Revolving Door ad by George Bush Sr. against Michael Dukakis proved how disinformation, or rather misinformation in this case, could swing voter turnout and the election itself.
IS IT AN OPINION PIECE?
Is it an opinion piece or not? Opinion pieces aren’t always factually correct and can spin narratives against candidates the author doesn’t like.
BE CRITICAL OF SOURCES
Be critical of what you read. You can find anything online to support your views. Find evidence first, and then create your opinion and views.
NOW IT'S TIME TO BEGIN.
Find your district and check out who’s running. Or if it’s ready, just use your ballot!
You don’t have to vote for everyone or everything on the ballot. If you’re not sure, move on.
It’s better to vote for some than none.
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Who was Shirley Chisholm? And why was she so important to the fabric of this nation?
Chisholm was an author, politician, and the first Black female senator elected to Congress. She became the first Black person to run for President on a major party ticket and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.