How can you tell which candidates share your family’s values, and will support the programs you need? How do you know who is telling the truth? It takes some time to learn about them and what they believe in.
Here are two ways to learn:
1. Talk to people you know who have the same concerns as you. Ask what they know about the choices of candidates. Important: ask how they know this. A lot of false information is spread through social media like Facebook. If this is how you got information, try to find another source or website to confirm it! Make sure it is a website that ends in .gov or .org.
2. Look up the candidates online to see what their beliefs are. See if your state’s election site has information about the candidates and questions. Search for the candidates’ names and go to their official websites. Learn how they voted in the past to see how they really think. Here are some sites to help: Know Your Vote, Vote 411, Ballot Ready. These are not supporting a certain party or candidate. They are just giving information.