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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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Democracy Reform, One Ballot at a Time

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.

Teen, Non-Citizen Voters May Be Included In Somerville Elections

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.

The Case for Lowering the Voting Age – JSTORDaily

If the standard we hold for who can vote is the consent of the governed, why shouldn’t children be included?

Why Aren’t Young People More Involved in Politics?

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

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

Anna He

16, Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board and San Francisco Youth Commission