A reader writes:
Dear Anya Kamenetz:
I remember your opinion piece "You're 16, You're Beautiful and You're a Voter" in The New York Times.
This idea got into the final round of voting at Change.org because it
placed in the top 3 of its subcategory.
Voting in the final round begins [today] Monday, January 5, 2009 and will end on Thursday, January 15, 2009. After all the ideas are voted on by the users of the site, the top 10 ideas will be discussed at a National Press Club meeting on January 16th, will have a national advocacy campaign created to support of each of them, and will be presented to President Obama on his inaugural day, January 20th.
Lower the Voting Age to 16:
Allow 16 and 17 year olds, who must pay taxes and are often charged as adults for crimes, to participate in elections:
U.S. citizens who wish to express their support for this idea need to create an account at Change.org with their name and email address, and press the button for whatever ideas they choose to support. They must cast their vote by January 15th at the latest.