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A committee is reviewing Rep. Tami L. Gouveia's House Bill 3719, which grants 17-year-olds in Concord the right to vote in town elections and meeting halls."

Rep. Tami Gouveia testifies on bill allowing 17-year olds to vote

September 20, 2020, was a hopeful day for the future of the earth. Thousands of protestors stormed the streets demanding climate change action but what is unique about this protest is that many of the protestors are younger generations. For example, leading the march was now world-known climate activist Greta Thunberg who was just 17 years old.

Youth are now guiding the way on new issues, from racial inequalities to climate change action. They present new perspectives which Massachusetts legislators are beginning to recognize the magnitude of giving this demographic a voice.