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2017 Election Guide

The Future of Virginia Starts Today: 2017 Election Guide

The Future of Virginia Starts: Today 2017 Election Guide is a powerful tool that can be used by organizations and individuals for voter education and advocacy. It features several elements that provide talking points, data and useful information on the issues that affect Virginia’s children the most.

Part 1: Report- Economic Success Depends on Children’s Economic Security

The first component is our report on the well-being of Virginia’s children highlighting demographic shifts and economic indicators at the state and local levels.

Report: The Future of Virginia Starts Today: Economic Success Depends on Children’s Economic Security

Part 2: 8 One-Page Infographics and Questions for Candidates by Topic

The remaining components are 8 one-page “cheat sheets” with infographics and questions for candidates. Each of these documents features infographics with statistics and a brief introduction related to the issue. The back page of these documents includes several questions that can be posed in a variety of interactions with candidates such as forums, fundraising events, and door-to-door campaigning.

Cheat Sheets with Infographics & Questions

Resources for Using the Election Guide

  • Users Guide Webinar Recording– View our 12 minute pre-recorded webinar for ideas and tips for using the election guide as a nonprofit organization or individual.
  • Users Guide Document– Download tips for using the election guide.
  • Social Media Resources– Help promote talking points and questions for candidates on social media by downloading our sample posts and instructions and graphic files to include with your posts.
  • Source Guide– Find all the sources for the data and questions included on each cheat sheet.

* To access the entirety of the 2017 Election Guide files in one place, please click here.