Educators ask students to use their voices and build their own agency. We believe our political and electoral system should strive for greater enfranchisement because every person and every vote is important.
The National Education Association has a long and rich history supporting greater democracy and enfranchisement. From past NEA President Charl Ormond Williams’ efforts to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920 to students affiliated with the California Teachers Association who started the campaign to extend the vote to 18-year old’s back in 1967.
With voting reforms passed during the special session, the 2020 Nevada General Election was one of our smoothest with very high turnout, even during a global pandemic. AB321 is the logical next step from these reforms and fits well in the historic effort for greater democracy and participation.