March 2 2016 09:00 AM

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SWEET SIXTEEN

Regarding ["Giving the vote to 16-year-olds," Feb 24]: Why NOT?!?!

Most 16-year-olds are more informed and have much more at stake than many of the candidates running. The right is busy whittling away at real democracy and the numbers of citizens who might vote. But the idyllic form of democracy is the most inclusive, not the least! We have the lowest voter turnout in the modern would for "so-called" democracies! We should be doing everything that we can to allow more of our people a voice, NOT LESS!

Thank you [Assemblywoman] Lorena Gonzalez! I only wish that we could expand the idea for every election!

Allen Shur, via SDCityBeat.com


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