They can't vote yet, but that doesn't mean kids aren't paying attention to the election.

They hear the news, see the ads, and watch their parents cheer and jeer at the candidates. And whether they realize it or not, they're often the first to feel the consequences.

Will they attend safe, well-funded schools with a rigorous curriculum? Is their water OK to drink? Are there safe places for them to eat, play, and shop? Will children of color have the same opportunities for success as their white peers?


Like many of us, they're scared and worried about the immediate future of our country — only they have no control over what happens next. Until now.

We wanted to hear from young people, so we invited them to weigh in.

We asked children ages 5-14 from around the country to draw their reactions to a few highlights from the Republican National Convention.

We wanted to see the spectacle, the fanfare, and the rhetoric from their perspective. And with pencils, crayons, markers, and cartoon speech bubbles, they exceeded our wildest expectations.

The artwork is funny, unpredictable, and compassionate. But most of all, it's honest.

And in a campaign season filled with double-talk and vitriol, a little honesty goes a long way.

See the RNC like never before ... through the eyes of children.

It's colorful in every sense of the word.


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