Teens can’t exercise a basic civic duty, voting for candidates and policies of their choice, until they’re 18. For many teenagers, frustrated by government inaction over issues such as climate change and gun control, this is unacceptable.
Brody is one of the many student activists in Massachusetts who spends his free time advocating for students’ rights. Today, one of the issues he is committed to is lowering the voting age in Massachusetts to 16 for municipal elections.
Sunrise Movement founder Varshini Prakash and California League of Conservation Voters CEO Mary Creasman make the case for lowering the voting age.