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Sixty Years Later: The Dream Still Lives; But The Work Continues

In late August of later this year, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech will mark its 60th anniversary. A photo of King at the national mall in Washington DC. (Photo provided by History) This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks the eve of the 60th anniversary of his I Have AContinue reading “Sixty Years Later: The Dream Still Lives; But The Work Continues”

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Changes Are A-Coming!

A photo of Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister. Like the outgoing U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the prime minister supports lowering the voting age to 16. With current events playing out across the world with regards to lowering the voting age, the U.S. just might be next to make it happen! (photoContinue reading “Changes Are A-Coming!”

Pandemics & Tests

Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, CA. Not only is it the site of a secondary educational institution, it’s also the location of a respiratory outbreak. (photo courtesy of KPBS) This week, ACT scores were released for this past summer’s graduating class, revealing the effects the COVID pandemic has had on the recent educationalContinue reading “Pandemics & Tests”

Youth Rights & The Abortion Question

Protesters supporting abortion rights. This summer saw abundant protests nationwide after the decision on Roe v. Wade was overturned in June.(Photo courtesy of Gregg Pachkowski) Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court overturned the ruling status quo set by the decision on the Roe vs. Wade case from half a century ago. At a time whenContinue reading “Youth Rights & The Abortion Question”

Economic Uncertainty During A Pandemic

Climate protesters supporting the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which has some legislation to address current climate challenges and other more recent issues that have surfaced as of this year (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) The news has had no shortage of reporting on the record-high inflation many consumers have been facing for theContinue reading “Economic Uncertainty During A Pandemic”

Germany Closer to Enfranchising Youth Voters!

Germany moves closer to lowering their national voting age to 16. Some regions of the country already have done so while neighbouring Austria had already lowered its national voting age years ago. (photo courtesy of the @dpa) In what could be game-changing news for fellow youth enfranchisers around the world, Germany could be the nextContinue reading “Germany Closer to Enfranchising Youth Voters!”

Juneteeth #16ToVote

A graphic used to announce the Juneteenth observance. Although it was on Sunday, June 19th, it is observed on Monday, the 20th.(photo source) Today’s blog might be redundant, but the continued fight for basic civil rights bears repeating. On this Juneteenth observance day, one should remember many in society today that were not afforded voting,Continue reading “Juneteeth #16ToVote”

Vote16 Across the World: #16ToVote Goes Global!

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 ageContinue reading “Vote16 Across the World: #16ToVote Goes Global!”

No Taxation without Representation: Time to Mobilize!

As the globe just marked the second year we have been affected by the pandemic, entering into our third as of last month, youth continue to be affected by ageist policies. The world continues to contend with the pandemic in some parts, while in many places youth still contribute to local economies, even during theContinue reading “No Taxation without Representation: Time to Mobilize!”