17 July 2019
Youth Parliament week in Parliament has seen the establishment of Make it 16, a campaign to lower the voting age in New Zealand.
Make it 16 is a non-partisan, youth-led campaign advocating for more people’s voices to count in our democracy. We welcome anyone who wants a fairer and stronger democracy to join our campaign.
Our National Co-Ordinators, Gina Dao-McLay (Year 12) and Dan-Harward Jones (Year 13) are backed by the Aotearoa Organising Committee based throughout New Zealand to power this message.
“We’re excited to have established a campaign to lower the voting age” says Dan Harward Jones, age 17, Youth MP for Greg O’Connor. “This is the beginning of a conversation with New Zealanders about how our democracy can be stronger if we join countries like Scotland and Austria by lowering the voting age to 16.”Continue reading “Campaign to Lower the Voting Age to 16 established”