Why is a Kids Magazine Endorsing Elizabeth Warren for President?

Kazoo, the award-winning magazine, for girls who aren’t afraid to make some noise, is endorsing Elizabeth Warren for President of the United States in the 2020 election.

 

Kazoo Editor-in-Chief Erin Bried explains this historic endorsement: “We have followed the Democratic primaries carefully, and we whole-heartedly believe that Elizabeth Warren’s spirit, compassion, intelligence and well-researched positions on the issues that matter to us most as parents of girls make her the very best choice to be the next president of the United States. That’s why Kazoo magazine is proud to endorse Elizabeth Warren for president. As far as we know, Kazoo is the first kids’ magazine ever to make an official presidential endorsement. We sometimes hear that we should ‘stay out of politics’ because we’re a kids’ magazine, as if our children’s future is none of our business. But it is precisely because we’re a children’s magazine that we care so very much. The decisions we’re making today are the legacy we’ll hand to our children. We owe it to them to be engaged and to try to effect as much change as possible.”

 

 

So she isn’t going to explain how kids under 13 can have an impact on the election, other than trying to nag their parents into voting for the failing presidential candidate.

 

KAZOO’s endorsement of Warren can be read in its entirety at MEDIUM:

 

Kazoo, a quarterly magazine for ages 5 to 12, has been called “the magazine for little girls who want to grow up to be president” by Vogue and “kickass” by Roxane Gay. Kazoo first made history in 2016 as the highest-funded journalism campaign Kickstarter had ever seen and again in 2019 when it became the first and only kids’ magazine ever to win the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence (2019). This month Kazoo published its first book Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World, a remarkable and timely graphic novel anthology by women and non-binary cartoonists that showcases the lives of 25 extraordinary women whose courage and accomplishments transformed history.

 

“No matter which candidate you back (or how exhausted you feel), please stay engaged, “ said Bried. “Our democracy is stronger, and our children’s future is brighter, when we all #makesomenoise.”

 

Insufferable as expected.

 

 

Meghan Murphy

Meghan Murphy

Geeking out through mental illness. Mom. Wife. Freelance writer. Pear shaped. I espouse very strong opinions on comic books and popular culture. If your wisdom is "conventional," it's probably wrong.

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