Vote16USA is a national campaign, organized by Generation Citizen, that aims to support efforts to extend voting rights to 16- and 17-year-old on the local level, help start new local campaigns, and elevate the issue’s prominence on a national level.

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Pressley reflects on first 100 days

“I’m not going to tell the young people that are at the forefront of change in the Massachusetts Seventh … that they don’t have a right to cast [ballots].”

Electoral Reform Society call on UK to adopt Scotland’s model

Scotland’s proportional voting system, which gives a political voice to 16 and 17-year-olds, should be used as a template to repair the “broken” Westminster method, according to a campaign group.

Somerville considers home rule petition to lower the voting age

The Somerville Legislative Matters Committee heard testimonies recently about a home-rule petition to provide legal voting rights in municipal elections for 16- and 17-year-olds. “I think allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to vote gives them a voice in these issues that affect them at school and out of school that their parents who can vote don’t necessarily see.”

California students can help renew our democratic spirit. Here’s how

Our democratic spirit desperately needs to be replenished. These reforms take us in the right direction by doing just that, inspiring a love for democracy.

“I am more than aware of the raw power that comes from the ideas of students.”

Melina Fike

Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board and Vote16Berkeley Leader