By Oscar Tomasello, age 12 The minimum age required to vote was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1970. Now 50 years later, activists around the country are pushing to lower the voting age again. Tyler Okeke, a 19-year-old organizer with the nonprofit Power California, told NPR that 16-year-olds in particular are poised to translate …
IndyKid Journalist, age 12 The coronavirus pandemic has brought new difficulties to the 2020 presidential election due to take place on November 3. Reduced access to polling stations and issues with mail-in ballots could potentially affect the amount of votes for each candidate. With a decrease in the number of polling stations, people have instead …
A recent report shows that climate is on the mind of voters in the United States.
The right to vote is being taken away by new laws that make it more difficult to vote.
Mississippi in the 1960s was a tough time for African Americans and their supporters working to defend their right to vote. Learn about what happened then, as well as other milestones in the history of American voting rights.
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Some other ways that people participate in a democracy.
Hold an election in your classroom.
HOW many more years do you have to wait before you can vote? Too long say many including the National Youth Rights Association (NYRA).
This fall U.S. citizens have the chance to vote. Voting is just one small part of a functioning democracy.