2021: A Conversation Between a GC Alumna and Our CEO

This January marks two milestones for us at Generation Citizen: our first year with CEO Liz Clay Roy, and one year since the January 6th, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol, which highlighted just how crucial our mission is. It has been a year of both challenge and new possibilities, and as we move forward, Liz… Continue reading 2021: A Conversation Between a GC Alumna and Our CEO

Learning from History: The 26th Amendment and the Voting Age

Fifty years ago this year, in July 1971, the 26th Amendment was ratified, giving American citizens ages 18-20 the right to vote in all elections. It took just over three months for the requisite three-fourths of states to ratify the amendment, the fastest such process in American history. The slogan ‚ÄúOld enough to fight, old… Continue reading Learning from History: The 26th Amendment and the Voting Age

UMD Vote16 Research Network Launch

NEWS RELEASE:  August 23, 2021 GENERATION CITIZEN AND VOTE16USA HELP LAUNCH VOTE 16 RESEARCH NETWORK TO ANALYZE IMPACT OF LOWERING VOTING AGE IN THE UNITED STATES The study out of the University of Maryland is the first of its kind in the nation. On August 23, Generation Citizen and its Vote16USA initiative, in conjunction with… Continue reading UMD Vote16 Research Network Launch

Vote16 on Ozy: To Bridge the Political Divide, Let Minors Vote

‚ÄúOur political challenges may seem insurmountable. But let‚Äôs remember that in addition to building bridges across the aisle, we need on-ramps to participation.‚ÄĚ This piece tells the story of one of Takoma Park‚Äôs first under-18 voters, and argues that extending voting rights to more 16- and 17-year-olds can help reinvigorate our democracy. Read more on… Continue reading Vote16 on Ozy: To Bridge the Political Divide, Let Minors Vote

VOTE16 HEADS TO THE BALLOT IN SAN FRANCISCO

Young people showed up, spoke out, and their voices were heard loud and clear in San Francisco, giving¬†the city‚Äôs voters an¬†historic opportunity this November to approve a charter amendment lowering the voting age to 16 for local elections. The Board of Supervisors¬†voted 9-2 to place the measure on the ballot,¬†a result¬†directly impacted by powerful testimony… Continue reading VOTE16 HEADS TO THE BALLOT IN SAN FRANCISCO

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