High schoolers this decade have stormed out of their classrooms after the 2016 election, demanding protection for immigrants.
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A voting age is a minimum age established by law that a person must attain to be eligible to vote in a public election. Typically the age is set at 18 years. Also see our section on American democracy or our article archives on Voter Access and Youth Voting.
The U.S. House defeated an amendment by Congress member Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts) to set the voting age for federal office at age 16.
A new report from CAP’s youth engagement arm, highlights the important role AVR and preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds play.
Portland-based Democratic state Sen. Shemia Fagan introduced a measure Monday to make Oregon the first state in the nation to change voting age .
A state lawmaker from the Silicon Valley has reintroduced a constitutional amendment that would lower the California voting age to 17.
The filmmaker was supposedly inspired after seeing the outpouring of support for the recent March for Our Lives protests
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday proposed weakening the powers of his office and lowering the voting age
The US stands apart from most of world in that it uses different ages for different rights and responsibilities
The choices available to the electorate are clear. The mainstream parties have polar opposite approaches and policies to what they feel is best for the country. Conflict politics is certainly alive and well.
In an effort to get more young people involved in the democratic process, many states are attempting lowering the voting age to 17 to get young people active.