MPs are due to debate the bill on the 6th June, but before they do this Julie is inviting young people to the launch in parliament to have their say and to tell MPs why the voting age should be lowered.
At the same time that Julie Morgan and the Votes at 16 campaign are working on this bill, the Government have announced a Youth Citizenship Commission that will be set up to look into whether the voting age should be lowered.
We think this shows that the Government are considering the idea carefully, and may well lower the voting age soon if we can give them a good reason to do so. This event and this Bill are about giving the Government lots of those reasons, and we will be sending everything that was said to the Youth Citizenship Commission so that they can take note.
We are encouraging young people from youth councils, youth groups, schools and FE colleges to come to the event as delegates from their youth organisation.
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