Support is building to allow 16 year olds living in Oregon to vote in local, state and federal elections. Supporters point out that 16 year olds work, pay state and federal income taxes, can be hauled into court as an adult, drive a car and other adult activities. Supporters also point to a number of heavy issues like climate change that seem to be dismissed by older Americans but which pose an existential threat to up and coming generations.Both U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Governor Kate Brown favor the 16 year old threshold to vote.
The story is in The Oregonian. Click here.