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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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Oregon legislators float plan to lower voting age to 16

Several state lawmakers are introducing a bill that would ask voters to amend the Oregon Constitution to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 years old. Legislators held a press conference with high school students Monday at the Capitol to announce the legislation.

Youth back bill to lower Oregon’s voting age to 16

Read here for the Bus Project’s news release on the new constitutional amendment proposed in Oregon on President’s Day. The amendment would lower the voting age to 16 statewide.

VIDEO: Students in Oregon push to lower voting age to 16

On President’s Day, a record number of people, mostly young people flooded the Oregon Capitol advocating for education, climate action, gun safety, and lowering the voting age to 16.

State Legislatures Consider Vote16

In addition to action in areas where cities have the authority to lower the voting age on the local level (like California and Maryland), we’re seeing an increase in state-level legislation being considered in states from coast to coast.

I have my own opinions and I want them to be heard.

Anna He

16, Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board and San Francisco Youth Commission