Democracy Convention

Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.

It is no secret that American democracy needs a shot in the arm. We need bold, innovative solutions to spark participation in politics and ensure that elected officials honestly represent the interests of their constituents. One possibility, which has been gaining momentum and deserves a prominent place in the ‘solution bank,’ is lowering the voting age to 16 for local elections. This interactive workshop will highlight the evidence behind this policy idea, recent progress in cities across the country, and how YOU can get involved to help lower the voting age and ensure that more Americans become habitual voters at an early age. 

Session Date: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
University of Minnesota, 215 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
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