Presidential Debate: Kids Ask The Questions!

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: September 28, 2012

With the presidential candidates coming to town to debate at the University of Denver next week and mail ballots soon going out to voters, we asked Colorado children of all backgrounds what they’d ask the candidates. Then working with our partners at Children’s Hospital Coloradoand Every Child Matters, we produced a short video of their answers to encourage candidates for all offices to listen to issues important to kids. The comments and questions captured on film ranged from cute and silly to thoughtful and poignant.

Most importantly, the kids voiced important questions about education, health and safety. Unfortunately, analyses done this election seasons so far show that very little of the discussion and dialogue have included these critical issues, but you can help change that. Watch the video here and then share with your friends and family to help get kids’ issues into the 2012 election conversation.

Also, If you plan to watch the debate on Wednesday evening, join in a nation-wide conversation by tweeting about kids’ issues before, during and after with the #Kids2012hashtag.

Beza Taddess

About Beza Taddess

Beza Taddess is the Communications Director at the Colorado Children's Campaign. In this role, she manages our communications team in advancing and supporting the Children’s Campaign’s work through digital and traditional communications strategies. Beza strives to apply inclusive and innovative communications protocols to ensure all people are seen and heard. She joined the Children’s Campaign as part of the Public Interest Fellowship Program in 2015 after graduating with a degree in Sociology from Colorado College. She received her master’s degree from University of Colorado Denver in May of 2021.