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Youth is rising, let’s make their voices count!

Young people of Europe want their voices heard. It's time to lower the voting age to 16!

The climate crisis is here, and the hardest price will be paid by young people. Unless our elected European leaders take aggressive and immediate climate action, the young generation will have to live with the devastating economic health and environmental impacts of changing climate.

That is why thousands of students around Europe are rising up, striking from school to rally in streets demanding politicians take concrete action on climate change. 

Young generation is not only paying the highest price tag for climate change, but due to that they are also losing their faith in democracy. That is why we need to include young people in the parliamentary decision-making. It's time to lower the voting age to 16! Calls Katri Ylinen, Co-Spokesperson of FYEG.

The ones inheriting this planet have the least amount of electoral power to have their say. That's why it's time for countries in the European Union to lower their voting age to 16 and allow young people to have a political say now, continues Zuzana Pavelková, Co-Spokesperson of FYEG.

Young people of Europe want their voices heard. More than ever, they're joining non-government organisations, protests, social movements and engaging in direct action over traditional political structures that keep excluding them. Austria and Malta have both lowered the voting age, and the European Parliament has endorsed this decision. Now, Member States around Europe should follow suit!

Sign now the tilt! Petition to demand European Member States to lower the voting age to 16: http://www.tilt.green/vote16