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Should 12-Year-Olds be Allowed to Vote?

April 22, 2018

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would 12-year-olds be allowed to vote?

Voting age takes on new relevance today as young people across the country are making their voices heard in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier this year. Washington, D.C., is on track to lower the voting age to 16.

Revisiting Minnesota State Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s decades-long fight to expand voting rights to young people, this episode explores who has historically had voting rights in the U.S. and how the overall trend toward greater access may continue into the future.

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America From Scratch is part of In It Together, TPT’s new initiative aimed at engaging Minnesotans in conversations that support and sustain a healthy democracy.

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