Another Way of Saying: Do Your Homework Before You Vote.


The League of Women Voters Oakland Area (LWVOA) has been pushing for increased voter engagement for decades. And it’s using the latest and best tools to further that end. Check out this student-produced YouTube video, radio annoucement and essay, which take the message to young people.

1st Place TV PSA


1st Place Radio PSA

1st Place PSA Essay by Caroline Jagnow, Rochester Adams High School

In November 2012 the 45th President of the United States will be elected.  This is a significant event for everyone but it will be especially significant for my brother this year.  He has turned 18 years old and he will vote in the Presidential election for the first time.  Whether he is a Republican, Democrat or Independent, I don’t really care that much.  What I do care about is our future.  We need a strong President.  An honest President,  A very smart President.  I’ll admit that there are a couple of things that I want to happen in my future.  I want to be educated, prosperous, safe, and proud.  For this reason, Brother, before you go to the polls this November, I want to make sure that you do a few things.
V         …View all of the candidates equally

O         …Observe some debates

T         …Trust only the facts, not the Advertisements

E          …Examine both sides of every issue

S          …Surf up some of the candidates history

M        …Meet with your friends to hear what they think

A         …Argue it out with them

R         …Reach your decision

T         …Tick the right box on your ballot

Our future is in your hands so I am counting on you to do the smart thing.  The League of Women Voters Oakland Area (LWVOA) and I want to make sure that you Know Before You Go – Be an *Informed* Voter.