BOSTON, March 25 The 2008 Presidential Campaign is one ofthe most riveting in recent history. As our country makes crucial decisionsabout who will be our 44th president, families can turn to FamilyEducation.comand Infoplease(R) to find the information they need to understand thepresidential election process and make an informed decision on November 4.
Infoplease offers easy-to-use information about where each of thecandidates stands on important issues, such as education, health care, taxes,and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The site also features engaging in-depthpresidential candidate biographies that explore the childhood, education andphilosophies of the remaining candidates, Democratic Senators Hillary Clintonand Barack Obama; and Republican Senator and presumptive candidate JohnMcCain.
In a year where terms such as "superdelegate" and "caucus" have becomepart of everyday conversations, Infoplease offers insight into thecomplexities of our presidential election process. The reference Web siteprovides a detailed explanation of how the Electoral College works versus thepopular vote, as well as historical background on past elections and whatmakes the 2008 campaign so monumental. By visiting Infoplease, voters can alsolearn the residency requirements for voting in their states and where to findtheir nearest polling place.
"A woman, an African-American man and a Vietnam War hero -- all U.S.senators -- are running for president. It has been nearly a half century sincewe have elected a senator to the presidency, so no matter whether it isSenator Clinton, Obama or McCain we send to Washington, D.C., in January 2009,campaign 2008 will be historically monumental," said Jess M. Brallier,publisher, FamilyEducation and Infoplease. "With the resources onFamilyEducation and Infoplease, families can engage in the excitement of thepresidential election, learn more about the process and make an informeddecision when they vote on Election Day."
Families can also use the resources on FamilyEducation to start somelively dinner table conversations. Reading the biographies of Hillary Clinton,Barack Obama and John McCain, they can talk about the roads their lives tookon the way to being candidates for U.S. president.
Confronted by political ads every time they turn on the radio or thetelevision, parents can find tips on FamilyEducation for helping their kidsbecome media savvy. With these tips, parents can engage their kids in adiscussion about the ads, helping them to separate fact from fiction. Orfamilies can discuss the importance of voting after reading the article, "WhyDon't Americans Vote?" on FamilyEducation.
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SOURCE FamilyEducation Network