Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Rep. Grace Meng, author of an amendment to the Constitution to lower the voting age to 16 (H.J.Res. 16) to express our support.

Excerpt from the letter:

Children in our country are dependent upon our democracy to help address their needs, concerns, and best interests, but their inability to participate in the political process causes them to be treated as an afterthought by lawmakers. Since children cannot vote, do not have Political Action Committees (PACs), and don’t have lobbyists, their needs and concerns are often ignored by policymakers at all levels of government. Even when the issue is specifically a children’s issue, the issues of importance to children are often lost due to the prominence given to adults in the political debate.

Read the full letter here.