Rock the Vote Responds to Pence-Kobach Election Commission’s Attack on Young Voters: “Not Without a Fight.”

Reports: Commission to Question “Impact of Lowering the Voting Age to 18” at Tuesday Meeting in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON — Rock the Vote President Carolyn DeWitt issued the following statement on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s false and misleading attacks on young New Hampshire voters and reports that the Commission will hear testimony on “the impact of lowering the voting age to 18” at its Tuesday meeting in New Hampshire:

“Throughout our nation’s history, generations of young people have come together to fight for progressive change — protesting against war and censorship, demanding civil rights and equal justice. Voting has given us the power to remove those who stand in the way of our vision and replace them with champions who will fight for it. Apparently, that power scares some people. It should.
“The question of whether 18, 19 and 20-year-olds should be allowed to vote was settled 45 years ago. If Donald Trump’s sham election commission thinks young people across this country are going to give up their right to vote — to speak truth to power — without a fight, they better think again.”

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About Rock the Vote: Rock the Vote is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the country driving the youth vote to the polls. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has fused pop culture, music, art and technology to fulfill its mission of building long-term youth political power. During the past six Presidential elections, Rock the Vote ran the largest voter registration drives for young people and has partnered with more than 25,000 partners through its online, multilingual voter registration tool. Rock the Vote is dedicated to mobilizing the vote, protecting voting rights and advocating for an electoral process and voting system that works for the Millennial generation, America’s largest and most diverse population in history. To get Rock the Vote updates on upcoming events, election reminders and candidate, visit Engage on social media, by following Rock the Vote on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @rockthevote.

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