Research shows that lowering the voting age has powerful effects on youth voter turnout and civic engagement. California can set a national precedent now by passing Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 8 this legislative cycle that would lower the voting age to 17 and promote early civic engagement.
We need your help in asking Senator Umberg, Chair of the Senate Elections Committee, to schedule ACA 8 for a committee hearing, and to urge Senate Pro Tem Atkins, the leader of the California state Senate, to support ACA 8 by allowing the bill to move forward.
If we take action today, we can ensure young people have a voice in our democratic process and change what's possible in our elections.
Use the form on this page to call your these Senators and tell them to support ACA 8 to lower the voting age in California. #17toVote