July 12, 2022
By: Amethyst Tate
Elizabeth Warren is urging young people to get out and vote.
The Massachusetts senator and Georgia Rep. Nikema Williams introduced the Youth Voting Rights Act before Congress on Monday, a comprehensive piece of legislation to help enforce the 26th Amendment and expand youth access to voting.
The 26th Amendment, ratified on July 1, 1971, prohibits the denial of the right to vote on account of age for all citizens aged 18 or older.
Due to a historically low turnout of young people heading to the voting polls, Warren is proposing to "expand voter registration at public colleges and universities, ensure all states allow 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote, require colleges and universities to have polling places on campus and ensure that all states include student IDs as a form of voter ID," according to a draft of the new bill obtained by The Daily Beast.
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