The White House | July 7, 2021
Campus Vote Project National Director Mike Burns, along with several other student voting rights leaders met with White House officials to discuss ways they could increase voter participation and expand access to the ballot box for younger voters.
From the White House readout, shared with members of the Press:
Yesterday, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and White House Public Engagement Director and Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond marked the 50th Anniversary of the ratification of the 26th Amendment, which effectively lowered the national voting age to 18, by meeting with the leadership of non-partisan groups who are focused on youth voting access and civic participation. During the meeting, senior White House officials expressed their gratitude for the work the groups are doing and reiterated the President’s strong commitment to protecting the sacred right to vote.
The advocates shared updates on their work in states across the country to increase civic participation, including both fighting back against laws that suppress voter turnout as well as advocating for federal and state laws that expand access to the ballot box by making voter registration and casting a ballot more streamlined. They also shared recommendations for how the Administration can do more to advance youth voting rights, including through the President’s Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting.
See the readout and the full list of participants here.
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