Hundreds of Oakland youth successfully organized and campaigned to get the Oakland City Council to pass a resolution placing Youth Vote on the November ballot.
After a year of testifying, writing letters, drafting the legislation and securing 300 endorsements, the City Council voted unanimously to put it on the ballot. Youth Vote is now Measure QQ and if it passes, Oakland will become the 6th city in the country to allow 16 and 17 years-olds the right to vote in School Board elections!
All City Council Student Union, Oakland Kids First, Oakland Youth Advisory Commission, Justice for Oakland Students Coalition, Youth Together, Californians for Justice, AYPAL: Building API Power, and Power California.
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Oakland Youth Vote AKA Measure QQ will allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in local school board elections! YES ON Measure QQ IG: @Oaklandyouthvote
The @OakYouthVote campaign, led by @OaklandKids1st, aims to give 16 & 17-year-olds the opportunity to vote in school board elections. @COOLHANDLUKE & Sonja Kaleva discuss how the campaign came to be & what lessons they learned.
@ForgeOrganizing article: http://bit.ly/3tneUDH
“We want to be at the table, not on the menu!” @OaklandKids1st's @COOLHANDLUKE & Sonja Kaleva tell the story of the @OakYouthVote campaign to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in school board elections. https://forgeorganizing.org/article/oakland-students-turn-tables
@16andVOTE @makeit16nz @16ToVoteProject @votesat16 @Vote16USA @tds_voting16 @16Activate @Votesat1611 @Vote16Hawaii @OakYouthVote @16andvote In Wales this May, it will be the first time for our 16 year old to have their say. https://senedd.wales/visit/education-and-youth-engagement/vote-16/
Paid for by the Yes on QQ Campaign, sponsored by a coalition of youth, education, labor, and social justice organizations representing students, families, teachers, and community members.