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Welcome to the world’s most high-stakes Choose Your Own Adventure.

Where do they stand?

  • Coronavirus Response

    With over 6,000,000 cases and more than 200,000 deaths, health experts, economists, business leaders, and common sense have all made it clear: Getting the virus under control, as other countries have done, is the single most important job of the next president. Here’s how the candidates propose to do that.

  • Healthcare

    Maybe it’s the medical bills. Maybe it’s the cost of prescription drugs. Maybe it’s the catastrophic global pandemic that shuttered an entire country and put your life and the lives of your loved ones in peril. Whatever it is, you get how important health care is. Here’s how each candidate would approach the issue.

  • Economy

    The economy is, as the experts say, in the shitter. The pandemic has shuttered countless businesses and put millions out of work. And even before the pandemic, economic inequality had reached levels not seen since right before the Great Depression. How the government responds in the next few months and years will determine whether our economy climbs out of this stronger, or never. Here’s how each candidate plans to bring back America’s economy.

  • Education

    To get ahead in this country, you need an education. Everyone tells you that. In fact, roughly 6 out of 10 jobs require more than a high school diploma. But no one likes to talk up how much money it takes to get that education. Probably because it COSTS A LOT. From kindergarten through college, America’s worst kept secret is just how high the price of getting ahead can be. Giving young people an actual shot at a middle class life regardless of race, income, or zip code will require a comprehensive plan from our next president. Here’s how the candidates’ visions compare.

  • Foreign Policy

    This November, you get to choose what role our country should hold in the world: Should we restore American leadership and values? Or continue down this path as a more insular, authoritarian regime that allows countries like China and Russia to lead the world? Choose your own adventure! Here’s how each candidate wants to approach American foreign policy.

  • Climate

    Clean air. Clean water. Clean bill of health. A planet we can live on. Simple pleasures, you know? All of them are at risk because of climate change. Science says that if world leaders fail to act now, it may be too late to meaningfully address the consequences of climate change, which could displace millions of people as their homes and countries become inhabitable. No pressure. For future generations, the next president will have to take bold steps to protect ourselves and the planet we live on. Here’s how each candidate plans to deal with the challenge.

  • Criminal Justice Reform

    America’s racist history lives in our policy, and its consequences. As the murders of so many black men and women have shown us over and over again, racial profiling and police brutality inflict a disproportionate violence on black and brown communities. Mass incarceration has led to the overrepresentation of black and brown people in America’s criminal justice system, giving the country the highest incarceration rate in the world. What’s more, this behavior reinforces societal stereotypes that allow racist policies to continue. The majority of Americans agree that the system needs to be reformed, and while some progress has been made, there is still a lot of work to do. Here’s how each candidate would reform our criminal justice system.

  • Guns

    When you learn that guns kill or injure 300 people in America every day, that whole “you can pry my gun out of my cold, dead hands” hits a little different, does it not? From mass shootings to to domestic abuse to suicide, gun accessibility has made gun violence a problem that affects millions. Over the last several years,rampant gun violence throughout the country has increased pressure on lawmakers to take action, so each candidate has put forward very different plans on how (and whether) to address gun violence. Take a look:

  • Voting Rights & Election Reform

    The right to vote is now something you will be voting on this year. How meta! In theory, voting should be apolitical, but in the last two decades, Republicans have been messing with the law, the protections - even the Post office - to make it harder for you to vote especially if you’re young, Black, brown, indigenous, LGBTQ+, live in an urban area, You get it. It is vital that the next president take steps to secure our elections and restore voting rights for the disenfranchised. Here’s what each candidate would do.

  • Immigration

    Did you know the Statue of Liberty stands as a symbol to the value of immigration? How quaint for us. It’d be cool if we lived up to it. Immigrants come to our shores to create a better life and contribute so much to this country.. They boost the economy, enhance cultures, and spur innovation (we see you Google!). But the American immigration system has long been a broken and complex set of laws and processes that lawmakers from both parties once believed was important to reform. Unfortunately immigration has now become a political and xenophobic football that the next president will have to navigate to solve. Both candidates believe we need to fix our immigration system, but have very different approaches. Here’s how their plans compare.

  • Reproductive Rights

    Pop quiz: Name a law or policy that regulates what a man does with his body. Yeah, exactly! Reproductive rights are about how women and families choose to manage their health and their futures. Those decisions are between them and their doctor, and taking away that right to choose is forcing an unwanted pregnancy on a woman or a family in a way that will impact her health or well-being. What’s more, efforts to undercut access to reproductive health care disproportionately impact low-income women and women of color. The next president will play a critical role in determining the future of reproductive rights in this country. Here’s what each candidate would do on reproductive rights in the United States.