Vote16DC Campaign Off to a Blazing Start

Backed by a strong local coalition, a bill to lower the voting age in DC was introduced with seven co-introducers on the 13 member council, and the Washington Post editorial board has come out in favor of the legislation. 

NPR: The Youth Effort To Lower The Voting Age To 16

Vote16USA Youth Advisory Board member and Vote16SF leader Lorelei is interviewed about her experience working to lower the voting age on NPR’s flagship program All Things Considered.

Interest in Vote16 Surges as Student Activism Shines

As Parkland students demonstrate the power of young people to affect change, talk of lowering the voting age is spreading fast. Jon Lovett, Takoma Park, and more  

Greenbelt, MD Officially Lowers Voting Age to 16




Passionate advocacy from young people was the key to success as Greenbelt becomes the next city to let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. 



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Vote16USA is a national initiative, organized by Generation Citizen, that aims to support youth-led campaigns to lower the voting age on the municipal level, help start new campaigns, and promote the idea on a national level. 

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