The webpage for the Vote16 World movement. It’s still a work in progress, but the coalition is progressing on many efforts around the world to enfranchise more youth.
This month, the movement to lower the voting age has gone global! Several youth organizations from around the world have begun organizing to lower the voting age in their respective regions.
Places where active campaign are currently taking place, including the U.S., Canada and others have joined forces with both places that have gained some rights for youth like the U.K. as well as new allies in New Zealand to work together to give each other support.
Although the joint alliance is new, the efforts by many members isn’t. In fact, now would be a great time to work together to address global issues that affect many young people around the world, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as the continue threat of climate change. Not only can youth now work together across the globe to begin addressing issues relevant to them, but they can also start trying to address issues relevant to their own regions that their peers may not be affected by.
Our years of tireless, persistent efforts have finally started to pay off. Now, we not only have a very real chance of spreading democracy around the world, but we can also make real change happen that a newer generation of young people can be a part of, something that many youth organizations have been trying to achieve recently. Now that a global website is up and running, we have an online resource to organize around.
No matter where you’re located in the world, we have ways of now joining together with other global movements to lower the voting age to 16, and we now have the allies, means and opportunity to do just this.