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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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"16 year olds deal with peer pressure, gun violence, drugs, bullying and more. We're mature enough to rise above all of that, and we do have a voice."

Elijah Robinson

16, Washington, D.C.

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