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Too Young to Vote

This “Perspectives” piece by Garrison Pennington for KQED Radio describes some of the frustrations of being too young to vote in the upcoming presidential election. He is currently 17 years old and discusses how many young people below voting age are actually quite politically engaged. Pennington also cites the unfairness of having to pay federal income tax but not having a say about what the government does with that money. He’s hopeful that voters in the 16-18 age range will be able to voice their opinions at the polls soon.

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