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Well I don't know what they're not old enough to vote but they want to.
Both seventeen a grassroots teen organization from Lowell Massachusetts.
Wants to change the law -- the spent the last two years trying to convince state leaders.
That seventeen year olds in their cities should be able to cast a ballot in municipal elections.
Giving them a voice and local government -- it.
And it only 65%.
Of Americans are registered to vote and just 45% showed up at the polls in the 2010 midterm elections.
These kids want to be and.
-- in the democratic process think this is something that we want to do something that.
Would be beneficial for us to start out kind of the start up apple could -- thing is voting is -- -- -- -- to kind of -- squash -- whole culture of disengagement from the kind of just say well this is we want it.
So they get you ready let's have -- -- seventeenth they're given ATP they have it and it's basically he's winning he's put his hand out any of these few places in the U.
-- and do you Google and really -- -- something that -- -- -- be very -- and.
Massachusetts state senator Eileen Donoghue supports the costs for a number of years many of us bemoaned the fact that nobody.
Comes out to vote -- that is a little lower voter turnout this apathy so it was really refreshing to have young people think.
Let us -- don't -- it's already jumped one legal -- secretary of State's office deemed a special ballot limited to local elections would be constitution.
The effort is now the approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor.
Finally before his seventeen year olds can cast their ballots voters -- gonna say.
In this citywide referendums -- -- for 2013 which means that many of the teams fighting for the vote right now will be eighteen and able to legally participate.
But it's fine with -- sincere who continues to fight for -- seventeenth campaign headquarters it was kind of something that I -- -- -- to leave my pocketbook.
-- -- -- -- -- And that's the whole idea of a grassroots up political movement that you're encouraging others to follow your example and you know who knows we -- this might lead you know.
To quote president Kennedy the torches and passed to another generation in Lowell Massachusetts Molly Line Fox News there.
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