YOUNG
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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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Should the voting age be lowered to 16 across the United States?

“Supporters of the idea have pointed to this rise in student activism as challenging the tiresome stereotype that American teens are narcissists whose brains have been idled by smartphones.”

The Denver Channel​ presents a 360 view on the issue, including views from a child psychiatrist.

The Teen-Agers Fighting for Climate Justice

The New Yorker profiles youth leaders at the Youth Climate March in New York, two of them with the Youth Progressive Policy Group, a group working to lower the voting age in New York to 17.

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

Anna He

16, Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board and San Francisco Youth Commission