Dem Rep. Ayanna Pressley wants to lower the voting age to 16

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) wants younger people to have a say in federal elections.

On Wednesday, Pressley introduced an amendment to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 years old in federal elections. The legislation would allow minors to vote for Congress and for President as soon as the 2020 elections.

The amendment ― the freshman congresswoman’s first to be introduced on the House floor ― would be attached to the H.R. 1 legislation expected to be debated in the House of Representatives this week. That bill aims to reform campaign finance and expand voting rights.

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