YOUTH VOICES

To safeguard voting rights, go local

Election Law expert Joshua Douglas writes about how cities can be “test tubes of democracy” to advance bold ideas to protect voting rights and encourage participation, including lowering the local voting age.

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Generation Justice Youth Radio: Vote16USA and New Mexico

The Generation Justice Youth Radio program, based in New Mexico, aired an hour long segment on Vote16USA and the emerging effort to advance the idea in Albuquerque. Listen to the interview about Vote16USA and the interview with local youth leaders about their vision...

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Youth Voice: Allow 16-year olds to vote in local elections

In early September, the San Francisco Chronicle recommended "no" on Prop. F, the local ballot measure to extend voting rights to 16- and 17-year-olds for local elections. The Chronicle devoted just a few sentences to considering the proposition, and brushed it off...

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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