Moms for America has teamed up with several organizations to bring you information you information on the candidates and issues on your ballot. These are trusted sources we can trust to provide the best information on the candidates and where they stand on the values we care about. Click on the image links below to access voter voter information and voter guides. You can also visit your county Board of Elections and request a “Sample Ballot” which is a sample of the actual ballot you will be using when you vote. This will give you time to research the candidates and issues. In many states, you can also vote by mail. Contact your State Election Office or your county Board of Elections office to find out what options are available in your state.
iVoter is our favorite go-to source providing information state by state on local as well as national elections. This is a powerful resource because all elections are local and it is our local government that has the most influence in our daily lives–which is the way it is supposed to be. Too often we vote for president and congress and leave the other races empty because we don’t know the people running or what they stand for. However, it is those “down-ballot” races that are “up-ballot” in importance. It is the city councils, state representatives and school boards that have the greatest impact on our families and communities and we need to make sure our voices are heard and our values are represented in those all-important races. iVoter provides the information so we can vote our values across the ballot. Just type in your zipcode to see who is on your own ballot and where they stand on the issues that matter to you. It’s never been easier to vote your values!
While Moms for America does not support or endorse any political party, we do feel it is important that moms know what the two major political parties stand for as Congress currently operates on a two-party system. Whether we like it or not, it is the way it is…at least for now. State and local parties follow the same platforms although not all candidates or elected officials agree with or adhere to all platform issues so it is important to find out where your own representatives stand on their respective platform as that is the platform they are running on. Family Research Council created a great side by side comparison chart on the Democratic and Republican platforms so you know what each political party stands for. You can view it here https://downloads.frcaction.org/EF/EF18H05.pdf