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Connections: Is it time to change the voting age to 16?

Sep 30, 2020

Is it time to change the voting age to 16? This week NPR profiled the man who is leading a national movement on lowering the voting age. He argues that young Americans will have to live longer with the consequences of policy making, so they should be able to join the voting process sooner. Critics argue that adults age 18-29 barely vote as it is.

Our guests debate the merits of changing the voting age:

  • Paul Hypolite, public affairs strategist
  • Allison Bourgeois, high school junior
  • Gary Pudup, veteran campaign organizer