How to get your voice heard when you are under voting age!
The tragedy in Parkland, Florida has not only sparked gun-centred activism but has also started a conversation surrounding teenage voices being heard when it comes to important political issues. In America, and many other countries, 18 is the legal voting age. If you are over 18 or the voting age in your country, voting is the easiest and quickest way to get your voice out. Many teens aren’t yet at voting age and, consequently, are left feeling like their voices are being ignored. So, how should you make them listen when you aren’t legally old enough to vote?
P.s. this article may be a little American-centric I am from America and am unfamiliar with political spheres outside of the US
As a teen you will often hear that you are “too young” to be in political spaces, You may not feel included in the conversations that ‘adults’ are having but, there are ways for you to put yourself into the movement. Sometimes no one will open the door for you so you have to bust it down. Make your voice loud, project it above everyone who says that you can't or says that you don’t know what you’re talking about. When people say “The youth are the future” I agree, but we don't have to wait for the future to come to us the future can start today.
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