Protests for free, fair education shaped South Africa’s history and constitution. The protests persist despite the end of apartheid in 1994.
Youth Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Find the latest news on youth voting rights in this section. Many policy areas specifically affect youth voting more than others such as education and the voting age. Ensuring youth participation in democracy is critically important for a successful system and the general trend in lower voter turnout for youth is a disaster.
The Civics Center has released a new report that examines youth voters in the U.S. and the existing gaps in American democracy.
States that have civics education do not always have higher test scores, more youth voting, or more young people volunteering.
What is particularly remarkable about the 2020 election turnout is how many more young people came out, in various ways, to make their voices heard.
The 26th Amendment anniversary is a reminder of the value of youth vote. Youth were very involved in advocacy leading to the law.
Just one college wins the March Madness showdown, but the higher education was a huge winner in the Democrats’ stimulus package.
GOP lawmakers in NH aim to restrict student voting, tighten voter ID requirements while blocking early voting, mail balloting.
Baby-boomers and the Silent Generation own more than just political power: they own two-thirds of the wealth in the country.
In Florida’s 2020 presidential election, minority and young voters’ mail ballots were initially rejected at a higher rate than other categories.
Teens and even children give public testimony at the legislature. A new measure would allow 17-year-olds to vote in state and local elections.