It should be obvious to everyone by now that we need a new generation of citizens who understand how important it is to vote. The Right has mobilized its voters; we need to get ahead of the game by creating VOTERS.
Don't expect the schools to do it. Talk about elections and candidates at home. Take your kids with you to vote (you do vote, don't you? If not, WTH--now's the time to start.). Talk about your values and what you believe, what you want for them and their futures, and make them understand that the only way they can have that future is to VOTE.
And if, someday, one of them decides to run for office, stand beside them, tall and strong, because they'll be in for a bumpy ride, but you'll know they have what it takes to make this country work once again for everyone, not just the rich, the corporations, and the religious.
Raise VOTERS. It's more important now than it has ever been.