40 years, Empowering Young People

Today, July 1st, marks 40 years since the 26th amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified – which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 and empowered young people with a voice in our political process. We are celebrating this milestone by sharing stories of young activists and advocates who have used their vote, and their voice, to make a difference.

Click on the pictures above to read their stories – which also include Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Vice Chair Donna Brazile – and share them via email, Facebook, or Twitter using the #iVote hashtag.

Also, sign up to volunteer in the coming days and weeks to help register new voters – there’s no better way to celebrate the right to vote.

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Volunteer to join these young people who are working to make a difference in their communities.

The Conversation
Voting Rights Democrats
Why I Vote
I always vote. This is the minimum we do to have our voices heard, which is critical in a democracy. We are responsible for the way this country fares.
Democrat

Linda

from Fairfax, VA
Thank you for sharing!

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