Help your communities`Get an `A’ in Voting’

Education advocates are urging school leaders to help people in their communities “Get an `A’ in Voting,” as the Tue. Oct. 16 deadline approaches to register to vote in the upcoming election, which is Nov. 6.

Here are a few examples on getting the word out to register.

  1. You can print out signs for staff to hang on their door if they are registered to vote.  An example of one is HERE
  2. You can make a simple video to share with staff and community to encourage them to vote. HERE is an example of one created in Pittsburg.
  3. HERE is a link you can share with people so they can determine their voter registration status and register to vote if the need to.
  4. Finally, don’t forget about the, “Get an ‘A’ in Voting” website, which has a number of resources for you.  Access the website HERE

Every Kansan who is eligible to vote should register and vote. Recent close elections show that every vote matters.

The stakes in this election are high. The winners in upcoming contests will determine how the state addresses school funding and numerous other education issues.

Just as importantly, educators should model for students, the importance of voting and participating in our democratic society.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Voting is the foundation stone for political action.”

For more election news, go HERE.

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