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What Matters to You?

When getting ready to cast a ballot, voters consider the issues that matter most to them. Then they find out how the candidates feel about those issues. The issues can be local, such as how a community should manage its schools or maintain its roads. They can be statewide or national, such as how a state or country should manage its finances. Or they can be global, such as how countries should work together to fight climate change.

Junior Journalists, we want to know:

What matters to you? If you were old enough to vote, which issue would be most important to you when deciding whom to support, and why? Ask a teacher, parent, or guardian to share your answer with us at or email it to

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