Soros-Backed Advocacy Group, Dems Continue Push to Lower Voting Age to 16 — And They’re Gaining Ground

Conservatives have been warning for years that far-left Democrats are “coming for your children,” and a movement that is quietly gaining momentum — along with some disturbing results — illustrates what is likely the cynical reason behind the push.

It all comes down to votes.

No, not some future, far-off votes when impressionable teenagers mature into liberal lefties. We’re talking about the votes from kids who are barely old enough to drive themselves to high school.

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Across the nation, Democrats are leading a movement to lower the legal voting age in local elections to 16 — in some cases, even younger. What’s more. in some states, teenagers are even allowed to hold the highest elected offices in their communities at a time when few are even able to secure the office of class president.

The organization behind the campaign is Vote16USA, whose mission, according to its website, is “to support efforts to lower the voting age on the local level, help start new local campaigns, and elevate the issue’s prominence on a national level.”

“Guided by an Advisory Board and a Youth Advisory Board,” the group states, “we aim to help with the coordination of new and current local campaigns around the country while elevating the issue nationally through traditional and social media and by building partnerships with a broad group of stakeholders.”

And suddenly, the White House’s obsession with TikTok begins to make total sense.

As BizPac Review reported in April, “The Biden campaign will deploy hundreds of content creators to praise Biden’s record and potentially have a dedicated briefing room at the White House soon to improve Biden’s reputation with young voters.”

Really young voters, who could, if Vote16 is successful, sway local elections — where school board members, city mayors, and sheriffs are determined — all the way to the progressive left, where politicians, teachers, and a compliant media are enthusiastically bending over backward to degrade parental authority, pump up their adolescent egos, and cater to their rainbow-inspired whims.

According to a study released on Thursday, TikTok’s demographics make it the perfect place for Vote16 to spread the message of teenage empowerment.

It turns out, one in four of TikTok’s estimated 834 million users are under 20 years old, and the majority of TikTok creators are aged 18 to 24.

“The largest proportion (25%) of US TikTok users are 10 to 19 years of age,” according to Exploding Topics. “In fact, 47.4% of TikTok users are under 30.”

And a simple search for “Vote16” on the social media platform returns a long list of young American, British, and Canadian influencers all demanding to have their votes count because it’s the “ethical” thing to do.


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And as is so often the case with progressive “grassroots” pushes, the money behind the movement comes from all the usual billionaires. Vote16USA’s national campaign, according to its website, is “organized by Generation Citizen.”

Generation Citizen envisions a “world in which young people are at the forefront of creating a more just, participatory, and inclusive country,” according to its website.

“Through hands-on civic education, legislative advocacy and coalition building, and youth leadership development, we teach young people how to have a voice and become active citizens in their communities,” the advocacy group states.

According to Influence Watch, Generation Citizen is “funded by many of the most notable left-of-center funding organizations in the U.S. including the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bezos Family Foundation, and Black Voices for Black Justice.”

Also among the group’s notable donors are “the Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation, the New York City Council, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the New Pluralist Collective, Five Together Foundation, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.”

It’s a who’s who of global elites, and according to Fox News Digital, they are quietly scoring victories across the nation.

Reports Fox News:

  • The so-called “Vote 16” campaign recently notched a victory in Vermont, where the Democrat-controlled state legislature last month overrode Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a measure allowing 16-year-olds to vote in municipal elections and hold the highest elected offices.
  • Specifically, 16- and 17-year-olds can now vote in the southern Vermont town of Brattleboro. Young voters will be able not only to vote in local elections but also to serve on the community’s selectboard if elected. They can also be representatives to the town’s annual town meeting, where local issues are decided.

In Missouri, “a statewide group is lobbying to lower the voting age for local and school board elections to 16.”

In New Mexico, Fox News Digital continues, “two Democrats introduced a bill earlier this year to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register as voters starting in 2024.”

And in Oregon, “15-year-old high school sophomore Devon Lawson-McCourt recently “secured a promise” from Democratic state Rep. Rob Nosse to propose an amendment to the state constitution giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote.”

The Boston City Council “approved a petition allowing 16- and 17-year-old residents to vote in municipal elections” late last year, and in Southborough, Mass., a similar petition to lower the voting age to 17 was approved.

“Just last month, the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Election Laws heard testimony from advocates and lawmakers speaking in favor of different bills to lower and even outright eliminate the voting age for some elections,” Fox News Digital reports.

And the list continues:

  • Two cities in California — Oakland and Berkley — and five others in Maryland — Takoma Park, Hyattsville, Greenbelt, Riverdale Park, and Mount Rainer — already permit 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in municipal elections. (Alameda County, where Oakland and Berkeley are located, has yet to implement the measure in either city.)
  • Another area of Maryland pushing to lower the voting age is Howard County, where the Board of Education is composed of eight members, including one reserved for a student elected by their peers in grades six through 11. Sixth graders are typically 11 or 12 years old.
  • Across the Potomac, a Virginia Democrat submitted a bill last year to be introduced in the 2023 General Assembly for a constitutional amendment to lower the voting age for local elections to 16.

If TikTok isn’t enough to drive the message home, the liberal mainstream media appears happy to help.

“In recent months, several prominent media outlets — such as CNN and Rolling Stone, in addition to more local publications — have published opinion pieces advocating for lowering the voting age to 16,” according to Fox News Digital.

On Twitter, where, according to Hootsuite, the majority of folks are between the ages of 25 and 34 and 13- to 17-year-olds make up the smallest group of users, the movement is being met with some much-needed pushback.

“#DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica,”  declared one user. “Not only no, but F NO.”

“Children are confused enough and can’t logically make choices, let alone at age 16,” the user tweeted. “But that is what #Democrats want, impressionable minds with promises of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If anything, raise the age.”