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Pledge to Participate!

Everyone can participate in our democracy, regardless of voter eligibility. Use this pledge to encourage your students and their families to use their voices and their votes.

Here's a chance for educators to teach beyond the classroom. We’re urging all teachers to share this nonpartisan pledge with students of all ages—and to encourage them and their families to participate in the political process. This pledge reminds us all that our voices and our votes are an essential part of our democracy.

 

SHARE THE PLEDGE

Fill out the pledge with students and send home copies for them to share with their family members. Explain that, even if they can’t vote, everyone can promise to use their voice. Introduce the pledge to younger students with our story and video "Having the Talk," and to older students with a message from the students of March for Our Lives: "Apathy is Not an Option."