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View Diary: A Missing Generation: Should 18-year olds Be Allowed to Run for Congress? (30 comments)

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  •  I agree! (4+ / 0-)
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    Urizen, jlms qkw, MadGeorgiaDem, Tool

    State Offices are just as important, but they have the 25 and 30 limits also.

    State offices and Congress are the ones that make decisions on things like gay rights,women's rights, environmental policies, healthcare and education. (The policies that most young people care about)

    Although local government is a good start, it is important to have representatives from each generation in each. I don't think young people are as interested in deciding where a stop light goes than they are in the other issues that I listed above.


    •  21 to run for the PA State House (4+ / 0-)
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      Adam B, jlms qkw, Tool, Neuroptimalian

      I know, because I helped manage a campaign of one 21yo waaay back when.

      and there's mayors, councils, and more that don't have any requirements.

    •  most states don't have age limits (0+ / 0-)

      I could find no hint of an age requirement for office in Washington, except that one has to be a registered voter (and therefore at least 18).

      Age just plain isn't a consideration in Washington state politics.

      BTW, as I noted in my report on my Electoral College experience, one of the state's 2012 Electors was 18 years old. At the time he was chosen by his Congressional District caucus in May 2012, he wasn't yet old enough to register as a voter.

      Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

      by N in Seattle on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 12:02:05 PM PDT

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