Voting and Democracy

Voting and Democracy

The right to choose elected officials who will be champions for our children and youth is fundamental to achieving our policy goals and investments to support families.

While the District of Columbia may not be a state (yet), we have taken important steps in recent years to make our democracy more inclusive and to engage more voters in the process.

Stay Informed

Our DC Kids Count initiative provides the best available District-level and ward-level data and key indicators of child and youth well-being to inspire innovative and equitable solutions.

Visit our DC Kids Count online – Voting and Democracy

Make a Difference

  1. Join us in building support for voter empowerment.

  2. Urge your Councilmembers to support these priorities.

Voting and Democracy Resources


DC May Not be a State (Yet), But Our Democracy Is Getting More Inclusive

The pandemic upended elections in 2020, and drove home the point that we need to make it easier for everyone to participate in our democracy. This means fighting to win statehood, strengthening our public financing of our elections program, enfranchising more residents, and making it easier for everyone to cast their ballot.