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.
City Council in Northampton, MA voted unanimously to lower the voting age. Next step: the State House for a home rule charter change! Great work from our Vote16USA leaders in MA, one of which is a youth advisory board member!
The PBS Student Reporting Labs Academy talked with Vote16DC leader Tiffany Missembe and covered the June 27 city council hearing for the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018.
The Washington Post covered the hearing on June 27 in D.C. regarding the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which would allow 16 year olds to vote in the district. D.C. is poised to become the first major city to change the voting age to 16, and not just for municipal elections.