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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Lowering the legal voting age in Oregon

“In Oregon, we consistently push the boundary of what is possible and look for creative ways to include as many voices as possible in our democracy. We want all Oregonians to be heard.”

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Should The Voting Age Be Lowered To 16?

State Representative Andy Vargas, co-introducer of the EMPOWER Act in MA, debates with Jennifer Braceras, senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. Moderated by Jim Braude, a former Cambridge City Councilman that proposed a bill to lower the voting age for municipal elections in Cambridge.

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Effort to lower voting age to 16 gaining support

Jason Palitsch, government affairs manager for Veterans Inc. in Worcester, said other young people and teenagers are just as capable of becoming involved in the political environment, particularly in their community. He wholeheartedly supports current efforts in the state Legislature and in Congress to lower the voting age to 16.

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Should 16-Year-Olds Get to Vote? Absolutely.

On Thursday, the House actually held a vote on reducing the minimum age for federal elections, to 16 from 18. Although it didn’t come close to winning, a slim majority of House Democrats (and a lone Republican) went on record in support of the change.

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. House of Reps Vote on Lowering Voting Age

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2019 CONTACT Brandon Klugman, Vote16USA Campaign Manager bklugman@generationcitizen.org (952) 836-7172 126 MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SUPPORT LOWERING VOTING AGE TO 16 IN HISTORIC VOTE ON HOUSE FLOOR WASHINGTON, D.C. --...

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Dear Mom and Dad, I’m Ready to Vote

Tyler Heffern, student at Fairfield University publishes an great opinion piece in response to some of the NYT comments left on another article regarding lowering the voting age.

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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