Vote16USA is a national campaign, organized by Generation Citizen, that aims to support efforts to extend voting rights to 16- and 17-year-old on the local level, help start new local campaigns, and elevate the issue’s prominence on a national level.
Several state lawmakers are introducing a bill that would ask voters to amend the Oregon Constitution to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 years old. Legislators held a press conference with high school students Monday at the Capitol to announce the legislation.
Read here for the Bus Project’s news release on the new constitutional amendment proposed in Oregon on President’s Day. The amendment would lower the voting age to 16 statewide.
On President’s Day, a record number of people, mostly young people flooded the Oregon Capitol advocating for education, climate action, gun safety, and lowering the voting age to 16.
In addition to action in areas where cities have the authority to lower the voting age on the local level (like California and Maryland), we’re seeing an increase in state-level legislation being considered in states from coast to coast.