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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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Pressley reflects on first 100 days

“I’m not going to tell the young people that are at the forefront of change in the Massachusetts Seventh … that they don’t have a right to cast [ballots].”

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Somerville considers home rule petition to lower the voting age

The Somerville Legislative Matters Committee heard testimonies recently about a home-rule petition to provide legal voting rights in municipal elections for 16- and 17-year-olds. “I think allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to vote gives them a voice in these issues that affect them at school and out of school that their parents who can vote don’t necessarily see.”

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16 TO VOTE by YR Media

“The decisions that our elected officials and the important adults in our world make today will affect my generation’s future for the rest of our lives.”

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Activism shows need to lower voting age

The recent protests for climate change and gun control displayed an inspiring and hopeful vision for America’s political future. Lawmakers should work to ensure the leaders of these movements are able to shape this vision at the ballot box.

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Brattleboro’s shift on vote for 16-year-olds

In four years, public opinion has shifted in the town. The article will move forward with 70 percent support of Brattleboro citizens and this has established up a new bloc of voters, who have made their priorities clear.

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GOP rep supports lowering voting age

“What are we afraid of? Sixteen-year-olds are going to be 18-year-olds in the next election cycle,” Burgess said. “They’re not going to be in charge of the government any more than 18-year-olds are.”

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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