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.
Ways to improve our democracy: expanding the electorate, change the process of redistricting, voter expansion, automatic voter registration, campaign finance reform, and lowering the voting age.
Sommerville, MA is making amazing forward thinking steps to strengthen their local democracy. Among the recommendations from the task force: ranked choice voting, voter expansion to non-citizens, 16 and 17 year olds, and more comprehensive voter guides.
We need many solutions working together to help foster civic engagement and participation in democracy. YES! Magazine commentary details how valuable mentorship in engagement can be. Of course, lowering the voting age is also another solution we can use that works along side mentorship