Voter Resources

KIDS CAN'T VOTE ... BUT YOU CAN. AND YOUR VOICE MATTERS.
IT'S YOUR VOTE, BUT IT'S THEIR FUTURE.

 Check out our brand new 2020 Candidate Engagement Toolkit!

And then follow these easy steps to make your vote count!

Your vote matters, but only if it's counted! Visit the Vermont Secretary of State's MY VOTER PAGE to register to vote and to request your absentee ballot.

And be sure to check out this helpful Guide to Voting in Vermont for the 2020 General Election compiled by our friends at Vermont Public Radio, where you'll find information on registering to vote, the mail-in ballot process, and an election voting timeline.

The candidates in your community and statewide want to represent you. Make sure they know how important child care is to Vermont's future.

You can visit the State of Vermont's Election Information & Resources page for an official list of general election candidates. Be sure to contact the candidates running for office in your community and statewide to tell them why you think investing in high-quality child care is important and why it’s imperative for Vermont to build the strongest possible early care and education system. We'll soon be reactivating our Candidate Dashboard, which will enable you to search for and contact all of your candidates with the push of a button. Stay tuned!

You can also watch Let's Grow Kids' candidate forums on child care for gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial candidates.

 

 

 

Not sure how to talk to your candidates? Fear not. Candidates want to hear from you! Contacting them at their home phone number or personal email is totally acceptable (just don't call too late!). But what do I say?! Good question. For tips on how to guide the conversation with candidates, five key ways to make child care an important issue in this election, and what to expect at this year’s virtual candidate forums, check out our brand new 2020 Candidate Engagement Toolkit!

In addition, Let's Grow Kids and the Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance hosted a discussion on how to ensure that candidates know how important a strong, equitable child care system is to Vermont's future. Watch the video for information on how to find candidates’ positions on early childhood issues and ways to engage with candidates directly.

To help educate candidates on the importance of an affordable, high-quality child care system in our state, we shared an issue brief with Vermont primary candidates entitled, "Creating a Strong, Equitable, and Sustainable Child Care System in Vermont." In it, we outlined how the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more Vermonters acutely aware of the critical role that child care plays in our society, and shared our vision of a high-quality child care system that is accessible to all families, universally affordable, and values early childhood educators for their expertise.

We encourage you to read this issue brief and then ensure that the candidates understand that child care is not an economic accessory but rather an essential infrastructure for a thriving, equitable society and a strong economy.

After visiting the Vermont Secretary of State's MY VOTER PAGE to register to vote and to request your absentee ballot, make sure to vote in the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. And remember ...

KIDS CAN'T VOTE ... BUT YOU CAN. AND YOUR VOICE MATTERS. IT'S YOUR VOTE, BUT IT'S THEIR FUTURE.