NYRA has just secured yet another voting age endorsement from the High School Democrats of America! HSDA is the fourth Democratic Party branch to endorse lowering the voting age to 16, following the Fairfax County and Westmoreland County Democrats in Virginia, also the work of NYRA, and the College Democrats of Massachusetts.

HSDA is the latest of a long string of organizations that have joined the movement. The Youth Climate Strike coalition held a panel on why the voting age should be lowered as part of their three-day livestream a week ago. Some of the other organizations that have endorsed lowering the voting age recently include March For Our Lives Massachusetts, the Colorado/Wyoming/Montana NAACP, and the Boston Globe.

We hope Republican youth organizations will follow the example of Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) and endorse lowering the voting age as well, since it should be a nonpartisan issue!