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.
Students in one social studies class thoughtfully debated the pros and cons of lowering the voting age to 16, something that could become a reality in the next couple of years.
As the climate march illustrates, young people are more than ready to make their voices heard with regard to federal policy and global concerns. They should have their votes counted as well.
“In Oregon, we consistently push the boundary of what is possible and look for creative ways to include as many voices as possible in our democracy. We want all Oregonians to be heard.”