Vote at Age 16? It’s Not as Controversial as You Might Assume

Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s amendment to lower the voting age is defeated

Photo by Manny Becerra on Unsplash

How low is too low to allow people to vote? Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) offered an amendment to H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, on March 3 to lower the voting age to 16 for federal elections. The amendment won the support of a majority of…

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