Gillibrand Uncertain About Lowering Voting Age

Gillibrand Uncertain About Lowering Voting Age

April 10, 2019

During a CNN Town Hall on Tuesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wavered on her fellow Democrats’ call to lower the voting age to 16.

Asked by an American University student if she would consider lowering the voting age due the increased involvement of young people in politics, Gillibrand said, “I don’t know. I really don’t know… I do like the fact that when you turn 18, you earn this right. It’s a special right, a right of passage. It’s also the time when you are independent from your parents as a matter of law. And so I kind of like the simplicity of 18,” she added.

She concluded by saying she would give it more thought.

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