YOUTH VOICES

#1 Debut Episode of Youth Saving Democracy

Youth Saving Democracy is podcast dedicated to promoting, assisting and empowering youth-led grassroots organizations and the policy agendas and candidates they champion. Host David Kromelow interviews Felix Brody of the March for Our Lives Boston Chapter and a leader in Vote16MA.

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Students lobby for MA bill that could lower the voting age

The legislation, known as the EMPOWER Act, would grant cities and towns the power to extend voting rights to individuals as young as 16 for local elections. Earlier in the day, Rep. Andy Vargas, Rep. Dylan Fernandes and Sen. Harriette Chandler unveiled the proposal and spoke to the teenagers who came to the Statehouse to propose it.

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MASSACHUSETTS: HELP LOBBY FOR THE EMPOWER ACT

Calling all Massachusetts residents! A bill was just introduced in the MA state legislature that would allow cities and towns to lower the local voting age to 16 or 17 if the local government wishes to do so! Currently, cities and towns that wish to lower the local...

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It’s our future, so give us the vote

“The voting age should be 16, to give us more say over the long-term issues that most affect our futures. We are smart, mature and want to change the world. Please give us the chance.”

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Make it 16: a teenager on why we should lower the voting age

“If the voting age was lowered to 16, politicians would be far more likely to take youth opinions and issues seriously, as their votes (and their pay cheques) would rely on it. Unfortunately, right now the disheartening fact is that the youth voice is often ignored, all because we aren’t allowed to vote. Yet.”

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

Oliver York

16, San Francisco

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