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Vote16DC Campaign off to Blazing Start

The Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018, which would lower DC's voting age to 16, was introduced April 10, 2018 with seven of the thirteen City Councilmembers signed on as co-introducers. A flurry of press coverage highlighted the benefits of this bill and the young people working to advocate for it.


Local press highlights include:

Youthful March for Our Lives revives push to lower voting age to 16 in D.C. Washington Post.

Give a lower voting age a try. Washington Post editorial.

Should D.C.’s 16 And 17-Year-Olds Get The Right To Vote?. The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU Radio.

DC Lawmakers Propose Lowering Voting Age to 16. NBC 4.

Bill would lower DC voting age to 16. WTOP.

Bill seeks to lower DC voting age to 16. Fox 5.

Bill lowering voting age to 16 in D.C. proposed by local councilmember. ABC 7.

DC considers lowering voting age to 16. WUSA 9.

Council Bill Would Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote in District. The Hoya.

Bill Seeks to Lower D.C. Voting Age to 16. Washington Informer, April 18.


National coverage includes:


Washington, D.C., may let 16-year-olds vote for president. Is that a good idea? NBC News.

Washington, D.C. may allow 16-year-olds to vote for president in the 2020 election. USA Today.

Let the Teens Vote: States would do well to extend the franchise to 16-year-olds. Slate.

Washington, DC, May Give 16-Year-Olds Right to Vote for President. The Root.

A New Bill Would Give DC High Schoolers the Right to Vote. Mother Jones.


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