Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court (Paperback)

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Encourage teens to recognize the importance of voting and making their voices heard in the democratic process with this timely book focused on Supreme Court decisions that came down to a single vote. Chapters examine key Supreme Court rulings and explore how these cases have affected the lives and rights of U.S. citizens—especially teens. Using a straightforward, impartial tone, the authors take a close look at often controversial cases and at the history of voting in the United States. The emphasis is involvement in local and national elections as well as other ways to be an engaged citizen. With an accompanying digital discussion guide, the book is a perfect choice for teachers and youth leaders to offer teens in the upcoming 2016 presidential election cycle.

About the Author


Judge Tom Jacobs has served as an Arizona assistant attorney general, a Superior Court juvenile division judge, a family court judge, and an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. He is also the author of "What Are My Rights?," "Teen Cyberbullying Investigated," and "They Broke the Law You Be the Judge." Judge Tom lives in Arizona. Visit his website at AsktheJudge.info. A former criminal defense attorney, Natalie Jacobs works with her father Judge Tom on the teen rights website AsktheJudge.info helping teenagers and their parents become better informed about youth rights and the laws affecting minors. She has volunteered with the Arizona Innocence Project that investigates claims of innocence and works to exonerate those wrongfully convicted. Natalie lives in Arizona"

Praise For…


“We are in urgent need of effective civic education, and Every Vote Matters is an excellent contribution that deserves wide readership.”—Rob Richie, executive director, FairVote

“Clear explanations, relevant supplemental cases, reader-directed questions, and suggested resources help make the legal issues at play relevant and readily accessible. . . . A fascinating window into recent U.S. legal history.”—Publishers Weekly

“A nice look at how much our votes can matter and the intersection between the voting participation of ordinary people and Supreme Court decisions.”—Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen
Product Details
ISBN: 9781631980695
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: February 1st, 2016
Pages: 224

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