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State Legislatures Consider Vote16

In addition to action in areas where cities have the authority to lower the voting age on the local level (like California and Maryland), we’re seeing an increase in state-level legislation being considered in states from coast to coast.

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Political Movement Could See Voting Age Lowered to 16

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.

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A Local Crusade To Lower The Voting Age

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.

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10 ideas that just might save democracy

10 democracy wishlist ideas from 10 different people–as compiled by the Philly Inquirer. Among the ideas– lowering the voting age to 16 and automatic voter registration, written by two high school students!

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A Lower Voting Age Isn’t Just About Politics

The most compelling reason is not partisan or academic, but a matter of survival. Aging adult voters and leaders are forcing massive debt, social crises, and environmental disaster on young people—all to preserve current elders’ lifestyles and low taxes.

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I believe that voting should be the centerpiece of civic education.

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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