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San Francisco may soon allow 16-year-olds to vote — and others could follow suit

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Of course. Allowing 16 year old kids to vote while they are being indoctrinated in anti-America schools makes perfect sense. The Democrats are hell bent on destroying this country. This is just another example of why California is dying. By the way, this kind of corruption and depravity is going national if Joe Biden wins.

Children can stay on their parent’s healthcare plans until they are 26 years old (because they are still children) but we should give them the awesome responsibility of voting when all they know is the leftwing crap taught in public schools?

We should up the voting age to 30.

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A major American city may soon allow 16-year-olds to vote — and others could follow suit

If the proposition passes, San Francisco would become the first large city to give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in local elections.

By NBC, September 13, 2020

San Francisco residents will cast ballots in November to determine not just who should be in the White House but also whether 16- and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in local elections.

A similar measure introduced in 2016 narrowly failed, with 48 percent of the vote, but local activists and organizers are confident that it will pass this time.

“I really think that Vote 16 will help youth of color in San Francisco establish the habit of voting at an earlier age and really provide them with the support and the resources that they need to continue building on that habit as they grow older,” said Crystal Chan, 18, an organizer for Vote 16 SF who fought to get the measure on the ballot.

If the proposition passes, San Francisco would become the first major American city to give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections. But the question remains: What would be improved by lowering the voting age by two years?

“Research is clear on this, that voting is a habit. And 16 is a better time than 18 to establish that habit,” said Brandon Klugman, Vote 16 SF’s campaign manager. “Our motivation here first and foremost is to make sure that we put new voters in a position to establish that habit in the first election they’re eligible for and then to continue participating throughout their lives, which is good for democracy on every level.”

While the debate is getting renewed attention, some smaller cities have allowed people as young as 16 to vote in local elections for years — like Takoma Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, where city officials say they have seen positive results since its implementation in 2013, pointing to increased youth engagement and higher turnout.

“I hear from a lot of people around the country who are interested, a lot of young people, but also people who are not young, who are interested in adopting this in their communities,” said Jessie Carpenter, a Takoma Park city clerk.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 28: Aerial view of painted squares as temporary sanctioned tent encampment for the homeless across from the City Hall amid the coronavirus epidemic on May 28, 2020 in San Francisco, California.

 

 

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