We’re on the brink of losing our next generation of voters in the Commonwealth. According to the Department of State, more than 1.7 million Pennsylvanians, of all ages, who are eligible to vote aren’t registered to vote at this very moment. Far too many are disengaged from the political process, which puts our democracy in peril.
Our youth find access to the ballot even more challenging. The 26th Amendment granted 18-year-olds the right to vote, but far too many are disillusioned about politics, skeptical of elected officials, and navigating turbulent times. It is an institutional failure on the part of so many.