Brattleboro, Vermont

Young people in Brattleboro, VT are advocating on the local level for the “Youth Vote Amendment,” which would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in town elections, to serve on the town school board, and to serve on the representative town meeting in Brattleboro.
“We as youth feel that we deserve a voice in local government because we are active members of this town and we are fully affected by town issues and policies. We drive cars, have jobs, pay taxes, and we have a big impact on movements all around the globe. We should have an impact at the polls,” youth leader Rio Daims said.