Democrats are always looking for that next big thing that could give them an advantage at the polls.
That’s why they’ve pushed for years to get expansions to early, mail-in, and drop box voting.
Now Elizabeth Warren and other desperate Democrats are showing you how far they will go to win in 2024.
Young people care more about “gun safety” and the “climate crisis”
Democrats in Congress are pushing a radical amendment to the U.S. Constitution in hopes that they can drive a new group of voters to the polls in upcoming elections.
Democrats recently announced the proposal that’s being pushed by at least a dozen House Democrats.
Simply put, they want to lower the voting age to 16.
It’s an attempt by Democrats to draw America’s underage children into the emotionally charged debates around gun control and climate policies – and Democrats are not even hiding it.
Congresswoman Grace Meng, (D- NY) explained her reasons for working on the proposal.
“Our young people, including 16- and 17-year-olds, continue to fight and advocate for so many issues that they are passionate about from gun safety to the climate crisis,” Meng stated.
Meng incorrectly believes that young people “have been tremendously engaged on policies affecting their lives and their futures,” and would like to see the Constitution updated to reflect this enthusiasm.
Radical Democrats have tried and failed before
This attempt to lower the voting age isn’t new.
There was a proposal to amend the Constitution in 2022 that less than a third of the House voted in favor of.
The bill received 125 Democrat votes and a single Republican.
Senator, and former Presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, (D- MA), and Congresswoman Nikema Williams, a Democrat from Georgia, introduced a bicameral bill.
The Youth Voting Rights Act, attempted to lower the registration age to 16 and 17 years old.
This bill was intended to get people pre-registered to vote before they turned 18, so they wouldn’t miss any future registration deadlines.
The bill was so radical, that even though it was introduced in a Democrat controlled Congress it still didn’t get any traction at all.
This issue might finally get more attention now as Democrats are realizing that some younger voters are more passionate about left leaning policies, since they haven’t yet gone out into the real world and seen how things actually work.
“The planet depends” on sixteen-year-olds voting
Vote16USA is a national organization focused on marketing leftist policies to young people.
The group is largely focused on gun-control and climate activism.
They believe that “the planet depends” on “lowering the voting age.”
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI) who is working on the current proposal in the Senate says “we need to defend” the right to vote of our younger generation.
He says, “It’s our younger generation that will face the long-term consequences of our political challenges—like stymied action on climate change, gun violence, and reproductive rights.”
The current proposal put forward has no chance to go anywhere. Amending the Constitution takes two-thirds of both the House and the Senate, and it is unlikely the bill even gets to the floor of the GOP controlled house.
The last time the legal voting age was changed was in 1971, when it lowered to 18 from 21.
This was largely influenced by conscription during the Vietnam War.
U.S. Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.