NYRA Testifies on Behalf of Texas Voting Age Bill
NYRA representative Justin Webb testified at 2 PM, today April 23rd in front of the Texas House Committee on Elections. Justin, a senior at the University of Texas, spoke in favor of House Bill 482 and House Joint Resolution 29, the bills introduced by Rep. Ron Wilson (D-Houston) back in January. NYRA sent out a press release about the testimony. Justin first heard of the bill through his internship at the Texas Public Interest Research Group and came across NYRA while doing research for his testimony. Referring to youth Justin says it is ironic that “the same govening body that doesn’t represent them passes laws that can try them as ‘adults.’” NYRA’s efforts in Texas joins similar attempts to lower the voting age in Florida, North Dakota, the United Kingdom, Canada, Jerusalem, Alaska, and Washington, DC.