YOUTH VOICES

The Voting Age Should Be Lowered to 16-Years-Old

In Teen Vogue, Melina Fike, a Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board member and leader of Berkeley, California’s Vote16 Campaign, explains how the momentum of the #NeverAgain movement could spark further advocacy for a lower voting age in other cities.

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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