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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Should 17-year-olds have the right to vote?

“I’m a strong supporter of civic engagement. This is about getting more Californians involved in the political process regardless of their political affiliation.” – Kevin Mullin, Assembly Speaker Pro-tem

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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