Teens Pre-Register to Vote in California

Teens Pre-Register to Vote in California

Cristen Baldwin, age 10, Tseday Williams, age 10, and IndyKids Staff   As of this April, more than 100,000 teenagers in California have pre-registered to vote.  California began a program in the Fall of 2016 that gave teenagers the option to have their voter...
California Raises Age for Tackle Football

California Raises Age for Tackle Football

Onika Efren, age 10   Assemblymember Kevin McCarty announced the “Safe Youth Football Act” on February 9th, 2018. This act aims to protect young children from brain injuries and concussions that result from playing contact football. The Safe Youth Football Act...
Canadian Doctors Protest Their Own Raises

Canadian Doctors Protest Their Own Raises

Sahara Asher, age 11   In late February, more than 700 doctors in Quebec protested a raise in their own salaries because they believed they already made too much money. These doctors said that the money would be better distributed in the Quebec health care...
Don’t Protect Our Guns, Protect Our Children

Don’t Protect Our Guns, Protect Our Children

Raleigh Bowers, age 11 In response to the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students have organized protests calling for stricter gun control laws. People are asking questions about why was it so easy for the gunman to get...
Why Isn’t Congress Passing More Preventative Laws?

Why Isn’t Congress Passing More Preventative Laws?

Amzad Ali, age 14, and IndyKids Staff   After the February 14 school shooting at in Parkland, Florida, lawmakers in Congress began work on a bipartisan bill to improve the background check system for owning guns. The current background National Instant Criminal...