Today’s list of activities is all about voting and Election Day!
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Welcome to post #97 of Club at Home! With eight of our Clubs open for learning enrichment and programming, we’re back to share our favorite remote activities from the summer, as well as some new content you can enjoy at home. As today is Election Day, today’s activities all focus on voting!
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Who named the White House?
Answer: President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.
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Today, some of our older teens and recent alumni are headed to the polls to cast their vote for the first time! NECN stopped by Yawkey Club of Roxbury over the summer to chat with some of our members about what Senator Kamala Harris’s historic nomination for Vice President means for them as young women of color.
For all ages.
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Use these tips from PBS SoCal to answer any questions your children may have today’s election. “Voting is part of being a good citizen, and now is a perfect time to talk to kids about elections and the democratic process! Here’s how:”
- Show and tell. Lawn signs, bumper stickers, mailers, ballots and billboards are all signs of the election season. Use them as a starting point to discuss the presidential and other elections happening this year.
- Explain voting — and hold a family “election.” Voting is a way for a group of people to decide something. To illustrate the point, hold your own election in your family: Should you have chicken or tofu for dinner? Encourage respectful debate about the pros and cons of each. Have each person cast a secret ballot — majority rules!
- Discuss electing leaders, and what that means to you. Elections are a way to choose people to serve in government. The people we elect to serve in government make rules and decide how to spend money we all pay in taxes. We vote for people who we believe would be good at making rules and decisions. Talk with your children about who you support, and why.
- Talk about rights and responsibilities. Every vote counts! As a good citizen, voting is a way to make your opinion heard and change things that may need changing. It is both a right for people over the age of 18 and a responsibility. Your voice matters!
- Discuss a kid-friendly issue. The people that we support as voters are those who support issues we care about. Are you concerned about the environment, education or another issue? Talk with your child about an issue that you can impact by voting.
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And check out this video from Sesame Street where Big Bird learns how to vote!
Voting information for members 18 and older, alumni, and families:
If your voting eligibility is refused or questioned, it is your right to cast a provisional ballot. Make sure you ask for a receipt. Learn more >>
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