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Proposal ID1093
Proposal2022 Platform Amendment: Chapter II, Section A Civil Rights and Equal Rights, 8 Youth Rights
PresenterPlatform Committee Sponsor: Wisconsin Green Party, Illinois Green Party, Young Ecosocialists
Floor ManagerTony Ndege
Discussion08/08/2022 - 09/04/2022
Voting09/05/2022 - 09/11/2022
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum53 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


Many people who are younger than the official voting age of 18 are informed and engaged in society and politics, yet they are currently unable to take part in collective political decisions that will determine their future. People who begin voting young are more likely to become active and engaged voters for life. Green Parties around the world support lowering the voting age to 16, including in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England and Wales, Scotland, and more. The Green Party US Youth Caucus welcomes members as young as 14. This amendment would make lowering the voting age to 16 official Green Party US policy.


Amend the 2020 GPUS platform by adding a plank k to Chapter II. Social Justice, A. Civil Rights and Equal Rights, 8. Youth Rights as follows:

k. Lower the voting age to 16 for all elections to give young people the right to take part in deciding their future.


Approval of this proposal will amend the 2020 GPUS Platform.

Wisconsin Green Party co-chairs:
Dave Schwab,
Jo’ Nathan Kingfisher,

Illinois Green Party:
Chris Blankenhorn, ILGP Secretary

Young Ecosocialists


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