There’s a lot at stake in the upcoming Virginia election. Abortion Rights. Healthcare. Gun Violence. Voting rights…
“Too often people often don’t vote because they don’t know where candidates stand and are confused about how to find out. Widespread political cynicism, disinformation, and spin don’t help. Since 2012, Voter Guides team of veteran journalists have created nonpartisan voters guides since 2012 to provide a concise and credible way to compare where candidates’ stands and make clear why voting matters.”
“Bad actors at home and abroad are devising ways to degrade or destroy our democracy. They sow disinformation, they add confusion, and they stoke outrage. A well informed electorate can restore our foundational principles. Well researched and unbiased voter guides are crucial tools for the needed repair.”– U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis (R)
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“Podcasting is an increasingly popular in the U.S with 79% of respondents being aware of the format, while over 82 million people listened to podcasts in 2021. This number is estimated to rise even further, reaching over 100 million listeners in 2024.
As awareness and usage has grown, so has consumption frequency. Data from a study conducted in early 2022 showed that 38% of the U.S. population reported to have listened to a podcast in the past month, more than three times the share recorded a decade earlier. The audience of podcasts is increasingly diverse. While the format is being consumed by both, female and male consumers, male listeners slightly outweighing the female counterpart with a share of 53%. While older generations also tune in, the main group consuming podcasts is the age group of 12 to 34 year-olds.” – Statista
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Beginning in 2012, Guide.Votes’ team of veteran journalists has been producing these guides, first to help college students vote at 600 campuses, through Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), where they were the schools’ favorite resource. And then for a broad array of civic organizations, from American Democracy Project and Black Voters Matter to Do Something, Nonprofit Vote, Vote.org and When We All Vote.
All organizations and individuals are welcome to link to their guides on their website or print them out to distribute. They ask that their guides are used in a nonpartisan way. The more parallel ways you distribute the guides, the more they’ll become a key part of people’s decisions whether to vote and who to vote for. You may shorten a guide if you want to focus on core issues, but please keep the original questions and answers for the topics you choose to use.
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