NYRA-Orange County is engaged in a campaign to get both political parties to support a lower voting age. They are starting with the California Democratic Party (CDP), where they have several contacts. As of April 6, the chapter was planning to attend the CDP’s convention in Sacramento in order to make lowering the voting age a part of the party platform. The chapter needs to get three hundred delegate signatures for the platform amendment to be considered, which will be rather difficult. NYRA-OC has been contacting media and other young people to let them know about the voting age efforts. The chapter plans to march to the capitol after the convention. If you live in the Orange County area and you would like to become involved with NYRA-OC, please visit their website.

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