Petition statement to be delivered to Tim Male, Councilmember, Ward 2 - Takoma Park City Council, Seth Grimes, Councilmember - Ward 1, Takoma Park City Council, and Bruce Williams, Mayor of Takoma Park

For Takoma Park Residents: Lower the Voting Age in Takoma Park to 16

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For Takoma Park Residents: Lower the Voting Age in Takoma Park to 16

To be delivered to Tim Male, Councilmember, Ward 2 - Takoma Park City Council, Seth Grimes, Councilmember - Ward 1, Takoma Park City Council, and Bruce Williams, Mayor of Takoma Park

Petition Statement

Please consider this petition as a measure of public support for lowering the voting age to 16 in Takoma Park, Maryland.
There are currently 59 signatures. NEW goal - We need 100 signatures!

Petition Background

As a teenager, it's hard to connect to national politics when all that seems to come out of Washington D.C. is bad news.

At the local level, it's an entirely different story. Teens turn to local government for a high quality of education, insurance of safety, job opportunities, and much more.

At age 16, a teenager is old enough to work to support his/her own family and afford his/her own future. At age 16, one gains driving privileges. At age 16, one can be tried for certain crimes and pay certain taxes. At age 16, one should be allowed to vote in local elections.

It's time to take a step towards youth enfranchisement and allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in Takoma Park, Maryland in local elections.

Please contact Ben Feshbach (benfeshbach@gmail.com) or Tim Male, the sponsor of this initiative on the Takoma Park City Council (timm@takomagov.org) for more information.

Notice: please only sign this petition if you are a Takoma Park resident.

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