Friday, March 8, 2019

Ayanna Pressley introduces legislation to lower federal voting age to 16

By Boston, March. 06, 2019

Rep. Ayanna Pressley thinks 16 year olds should have a say in who the country sends to Washington, D.C. — and she’s filing legislation to make it a reality.

The freshman Massachusetts congresswoman introduced a simple amendment Wednesday to H.R. 1 — a sweeping government reform bill the House is considering this week — that would lower the national minimum voting age from 18 to 16. If passed, the change would require states to allow 16 and 17-year-old U.S. citizens  to vote in federal elections (i.e. the House, Senate, and presidency) beginning in 2020.
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