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Voting is a Family Matter—ParentsTogether Lifts Up Families’ Voices with Family Vote Initiative

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Voting is a family matter, which is why ParentsTogether launched Family Vote to engage parents, families, and communities around the election and make sure everyone has the information and encouragement they need to vote on or before Election Day on Tuesday, November 8. 

Research shows that kids learn about civic engagement from the adults in their lives—so children who see their parents vote turn into adults who vote!

We are centering parents, children, and families in conversations about voting, because voting is a family matter. Parents vote because they love their kids—and all kids!—and because they know they are setting an example for their children to follow when they reach voting age. 

If you’re not already, make sure you follow @ParentsTogether on Instagram to check out all of our helpful content on talking to kids about the election, planning when and how to vote as a parent, keeping your kids engaged in the voting line, and more! 

Here’s what Family Vote has in store–—

  • #ChalkTheVote: The weekend of October 29-30, families across the country will hit the parks, sidewalks, and anywhere else with a chalkable surface to inspire folks to get out and vote with chalk art about voting.
  • Family voting plan: Voting is crucial, and parents are BUSY. That’s why we’re focused on supporting parents (starting with our 2 million+ members) by providing the information  they need to vote and making sure they get to the polls–with or without their kids. Check out @ParentsTogether on Instagram & TikTok to see what we’re sharing! 
  • Voting Selfies: We’re leveraging our fast-growing social media following to turn out the vote this election season! As part of the Family Vote initiative, we’re urging folks to share selfies of themselves voting alone or as a family. There will also be a much-anticipated Instagram filter launching to celebrate Family Vote, along with plenty of other social media content and collaborations with influencers on voter education and engaging families in voting. 

Family Vote is a groundbreaking consolidation of parent-power in this upcoming election. Nothing is more important to parents than caring for their kids, and voting on Election Day is one of the best ways to do that. Kids are counting on their parents and caregivers to vote and rally others to vote on their behalf this year. The Family Vote initiative will help them do just that.

Mckenna Saady is a staff writer and digital content lead for ParentsTogether. Before working for nonprofits such as the Human Rights Campaign and United Way, Mckenna spent nearly a decade as a child care provider and Pre-K teacher. Originally from Richmond, VA, she now lives in Philadelphia and writes poetry, fiction, and children’s literature in her spare time.