The students of James Madison Academic Campus hosted a press conference on Tuesday, May 19th as community leaders came to support a bill sponsored by State Representative Mandela Barnes that would allow 16 and 17 year olds to fill out a pre-registration form when they go to the DMV to get their license. Once the form is completed, the 16 and 17 years olds would automatically be registered to vote on their 18th birthdays.
With the 18-30 age group being among the lowest voting demographics, this bill would encourage that group to vote, as well as make the voting process more easy and convenient.
Shout out to the young people who boldly spoke out in favor of this bill. Special Thank you to Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey for his support of a resolution that would allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in school board elections, Mike Wilder with Wisconsin Voices, Mandela Barnes, State Representative, and our very own Aisha Carr, Special Education Teacher at James Madison Academic Campus.
Great Work everyone in pushing for young people to get more involved in civic engagement and community affairs.