California Is Taking Steps to Lower The Voting Age - Here's Why

Young people across the country are mobilizing, marching, and speaking out on critical issues as never before, from the Youth Climate Strike and March for Our Lives to immigrant rights and Black Lives Matter. They are looking out at a world they're set to inherit, and making a powerful case for action to create a safer, more equitable future.

Should The Voting Age Be Lowered To 17? These California Activists Think So

It's generally accepted that in the United States, a citizen can be elected president at 35, run for Senate at 30 or Congress at 25, drink legally at 21, and cast a vote in a national election at 18. But a group of youth activists and politicians in California want to change that last part.

Proposal Would Lower California Voting Age to 17

SACRAMENTO -- A group of mostly Democratic lawmakers and teenage advocates announced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 8 Tuesday on the steps of the Capitol. The proposal would lower California's voting age to 17. Advocates say young voters should have a say in who makes decisions that affect them.

Young activists, elected officials push for lowering voting age in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - On Tuesday, more than 60 young activists from across the state rallied at the State Capitol in an effort to convince legislators to lower the voting age to 17. Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) and co-authors of Assembly Constitutional Amendment 8 joined them ahead of a key Assembly Appropriations Committee vote.

Vote at 16 Victory at LAUSD!

On April 23, 2019, the Los Angeles United School District board voted to research expanding the right to vote to 16 and 17-year-olds for district elections!

L.A. students are already activists. Now they want to vote at 16

The last time the voting age changed nationally, from 21 to 18, was in 1971 when young people demanded the right to vote during the Vietnam War - the justification then for many was that if they could sacrifice their lives for their country, they should be able to vote too.

LAUSD to Study Lowering Voting Age for School Board Elections

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday approved a resolution to research the feasibility of a 2020 ballot measure lowering the voting age to 16 in board elections. The motion introduced by student board member Tyler Okeke, board President Monica Garcia and board member Kelly Gonez calls for Superintendent Austin Beutner to report back to the board by June 18 on the results of research.

Cultural Strategy Report - Power California

Four years ago under Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, we launched Until We Are All Free, a culture-led racial justice initiative with CultureStrike in partnership with Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Our people, our organization, and our alliance were forever changed. We learned how Cultural Strategy ignites our shared imagination and unites our often disparate communities for collective action and justice.

Don't Count Them Out Just Because They Can't Cast A Ballot

This election season, groups that are unable to vote - like youth and undocumented people - are solidifying their impact on America's democratic process.

Attention young people: Vote!

Protesting, marching, and talking about politics on social media are important, but voting is one of the best ways we can make sure that our voices are heard.

Getting young people in the Central Valley to vote | The Fresno Bee

As a college freshman and youth organizer in the Central Valley, I am hopeful about the interest and excitement I see in young people about Tuesday's election.

With Election Day looming, these LA 18-year-olds just voted in person early. All voters will have their chance next two weekends

Students got a jump on a real-life civics lesson on Wednesday, kicking off two weeks of in-person voting across L.A. County

Your polling place may go away with LA County's 2020 changes

For starters, the number of polling places will be cut by about 75 percent and voters will have more days to cast ballots at voting centers.

200,000 California Teens Register to Vote

According to the Harvard Kennedy School's most recent survey of 18- to 29-year-old eligible voters, 40 percent report that they will "definitely vote" in t

Votantes primerizos emiten su voto anticipado para las elecciones de noviembre

Los jóvenes confiesan que se animaron a votar por su comunidad y por sus familias

Power California mobilizes over 100,000 young people of color ahead of Nov. 6 election | The Fresno Bee

Power California mobilizes over 100,000 young people of color, with thousands of them in the Central Valley, to ignite an interest in them casting their ballots in the upcoming midterm elections

Unleashing the youth vote: Power California's Luis Sánchez is bringing 25 years' experience mobilizing young people to the polls this November - along with thousands of new voters | LA School Report

Updated Oct. 22 Luis Sánchez has spent 25 years mobilizing young people in Los Angeles and across California to fight for educational justice, from gaining equal access to a more rigorous curriculum to reducing suspension rates. But he has learned that to release their real power, they need to vote.

Push for young minority voters reaches into high school - Los Angeles Times

At one of more than two dozen stations in a dimly lit Boyle Heights call center, Wendy Morales clicked her mouse to place a call to an L.A. County resident named Dulce. Morales, 20, is young and Latino, like Dulce and the many others she's been working to reach.

Democrats think they can flip three districts in California's heartland. But will Latino voters get to the polls?

Pedro Ramirez, a get-out-the-vote organizer in California's Central Valley, has a grudge. And his anger is part of a potent force that could bounce as many as three Trump-aligned Republicans from the US House during next month's midterm elections-if it can overcome the region's deep political inertia.

Activists Talk Youth Voter Engagement at Harvard IOP | News | The Harvard Crimson

Youth activists from across the country - including David Hogg, co-founder of March for Our Lives, and Jessica Browning, College Republican National Committee national co-chair - gathered at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Monday evening to discuss youth voter engagement.

Young activists discuss ways to engage youth voters in upcoming elections

A panel of youth advocates, including school shooting survivor and March For Our Lives co-founder David Hogg, brainstormed ways to engage youth voters at Harvard University's Kennedy School Monday, the eve of National Voter Registration Day.

Power California Opens L.A. Call Center With Goal Of Reaching 100K Youth -

Share this article:The civic engagement organization Power California announced Monday that it is opening a phone bank center in Los Angeles with a goal of reaching 52,000 young adults in the county and 100,000 statewide through phone banking and texting before November's midterm election. Power California focuses on increasing voter and government participation by young ...

Abren banco de llamadas para incentivar que jóvenes hispanos voten en las elecciones de noviembre

La organización Power California inauguró este lunes su centro telefónico en el vecindario de Boyle Heights, al este de Los Ángeles, con el objetivo de aumentar el número de votantes entre 18 y 24 años de edad para las elecciones al Congreso del próximo 6 de noviembre.

Voting rolls are getting younger in California as pre-registration of teens tops 200,000

More than 200,000 California teenagers have pre-registered to vote since 2016, further evidence that the youth vote might play a larger role than usual in this year's mid-term elections. The pre-registration milestone, announced Tuesday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla during a news conference at Francis Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles, includes 100,000 pre-registered voters who will be 18 by the November election and eligible to vote.

Young Californians are politically aware, they just don't vote. Here's how we turn them out

In California, there are more than 2.2 million registered voters age 25 or younger. How many of them turn out on election day will depend on how hard the rest of us work to mobilize them.

Youth in California's Central Valley are reclaiming region's activist roots

Decades after civil rights icons Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta brought worldwide attention to the plight of farm workers in California's Central Valley, a new generation of activists are making an impact in the region - with the focus now on the myriad issues facing young people and efforts to get them involved in civic affairs.

LAUSD students cast early ballots ahead of primary election

Several Los Angeles Unified School District students got to vote for the first time on Monday ahead of California's primary election. The organization YVote went to 15 LAUSD high schools to register eligible voters. At the L.A. County Registrar's office, 240 seniors were bused in to vote.

Sonoma students plan Friday #WalkOut

Friday, April 20, is National School Walkout Day. High school students across the country, and in Sonoma Valley, will walk off of their campuses at 10 a.m. on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shootings, in the second major school walkout in two months.

It's not enough to march, we must also vote

The tragic shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February has led to a surge in activism among young people like us across the country. It was incredible to see millions of our friends and schoolmates show up at the nationwide March for Our Lives events this spring.