Community / Organization

Vote16 Illinois

Vote16 Illinois is a student-led chapter of a national, nonpartisan organization to extend suffrage to sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds in municipal elections, as this will cultivate lifetime civic participation among a new generation of Americans. As many issues that are decided locally affect young people (such as criminal justice and education), giving youth a voice at the ballot box is the best way to achieve full participation and equality in our democracy.