Friday, April 20, 2012

Flashback to 1968: “Let the kids vote”

Lowering the voting age


By Neal Boortz

High school students in Lowell, Massachusetts want to vote.They have started a campaign to have the voting age lowered from 18 to 17 for local Lowell elections. The campaign is in response to cuts that were recently made to their high school classes. The students felt like they should have had a say. The measure to allow the 17 year olds to vote has already passed a committee in the state legislature. Now it moves on to the full House where it must pass before it then goes to the city residents for a referendum.

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Reminds me of a movie from 1968:

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