YOUTH VOICES

Northampton, MA votes to lower the voting age

City Council in Northampton, MA voted unanimously to lower the voting age. Next step: the State House for a home rule charter change! Great work from our Vote16USA leaders in MA, one of which is a youth advisory board member!

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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