I legislatori delle Hawaii introducono un disegno di legge che riduce l'età di voto a 16

I legislatori delle Hawaii introducono un disegno di legge che riduce l'età di voto a 16

Hawaiian lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would lower the voting age from 18 to 16-years-old.

The legislation – drafted with the input of young people – was one of 20 bills introduced by members of Hawaii’s Keiki Caucus, il Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.

The Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu.

The Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu. (AP)

Se superato, House Bill 449 and Senate Bill 824, would amend Hawaii’s constitution to allow 16-year-olds to vote in state and local elections.

Dyson Chee, an 18-year-old who advocated for the measure, said during a live press conference that one of the first things young people learn about the founding of the U.S.A. is the idea ofno taxation without representation.

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“Ancora, those very same 16- and 17-year-olds, who can work drive, work and pay taxes, have no electoral say over the very government officials who use their taxpayer money,” lei disse.

She pointed to countries like Austria and Scotland which both have a voting age of 16 and have supposedly found the lower voting agebeneficial to the democratic process.

Stato Sen. Joy San Buenaventura said the likelihood is thenon-budget bills in a shortened legislative session will likely diegiven the budgetary constraints during the Pandemia di covid-19.

tuttavia, she acknowledged that young people understand theyhave a voice and this is only the first of a biennial which means it can be brought up against next year.

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