Majority of House Democrats vote in favor of lowering voting age to 16
An amendment to lower the national voting age to 16 failed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 125 to 302, with a majority of House Democrats voting in favor of the proposal. The amendment was authored and sponsored by progressive lawmakers in the House, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley. The amendment was offered to House Resolution 1, also known as the For the People Act, a massive voting rights and reform bill recently passed by House Democrats.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.