Dear Voter: Postcards and letters from our students
Students from all our programs are spending the final weeks leading up to this election writing letters to prospective voters, sharing the issues that are most important to them. From concerns about the pandemic, to rights for immigrants, women, and the LGBTQIA+ community, to climate change and the future of our planet, these young authors are passionate and informed. And they want you and everyone you know to vote!
Head over to our online store to download free digital postcards and a selection of these letters to voters. We encourage you to email these to your friends and family to make sure they are registered and have a plan to vote, and help our students’ voices be heard in this election. As Brandon says, you have an opportunity to change the world (and, we believe, so does he.)
Read on for some sample letters to get inspired.
If I were in your shoes, I would vote for someone who would actually help solve COVID-19, because people are dying. I understand that you might be feeling nervous. In my opinion, voting helps tighten the community and can help the world. From my point of view, voting saves animals, which is important because it keeps the environment in healthy shape, and because animals are important to protect.
Some people argue that forest fires don’t do damage, but they do damage to life! An opposing side might claim that fires only kill trees, but really, they kill animals too, and people’s houses. The sky isn’t always blue anymore; it’s starting to turn orange.
It is my opinion that voting is useful. Although many people say voting is just a waste of time, voting makes you think, and thinking about issues is not a waste of time.
Yours respectfully, with appreciation,
Eduardo Rosillo, Age 12
Thomas Edison Charter Academy
I understand that you might be feeling sick because of all of the smoke. We want to protect you and your family, especially people with asthma. You may also be feeling nervous about the election, because the next president could be someone you don’t want to win.
From my point of view, I am nervous and scared, but I am also feeling positive that coronavirus will be cured, and I also feel positive that quarantine will end. Voting is important to me, because it’s nice to have a change in who the president is. I hope the president will understand that the world has a lot of pollution and wildfires and they want to fix that. One thing that’s important about climate change is realizing that the animal population is going down because of pollution. I read a book that says if we don’t have sharks, then the whole world would just be full of seals. I saw something when I went to the Academy of Sciences that said that we used to look like monkeys, which makes us animals.
Some people might not care about the coronavirus, pollution or the wildfires because they aren’t sick or dying, but other people still want to help the animals, and people who are sick. You might not believe coronavirus is real because you’ve never seen your family sick. Does it matter if you’ve never seen anybody infected? Because you might get infected if you don’t take care of yourself. If you don’t believe it, you might not do what you need to do to keep us all safe, and it might lead to consequences.
So, I ask you to please think about your choice to vote, and you don’t have to do it, but you can if you want to, it’s your choice. I’m not forcing you, I’m just asking you. I want you to vote for a president who wants to change the climate and who wants to make the world a better place.
Liliana Suazo, Age 9
George R. Moscone Elementary School