Welcome to my blog. My name is Keith Mandell. I am attorney and for the last five years a member of the board of the directors of the youth-led civil rights group the National Youth Rights Association . The goal of my blog is simple: to become a repository of information and prime debating ground for the growing movement to lower the voting age in America and worldwide. I honestly believe that this issue will become huge in the coming years, as ordinary Americans begin to understand that empowering young people through voting rights will have a beneficial affect on democracy in America, and as youth themselves discover this struggle.
I will also tough on youth rights more broadly, discussing efforts of the youth rights movement, and particularly the National Youth Rights Association, to grow a movement which is still in its infancy.
So sit, back, read, but especially write and comment. Your input is every bit as important as my writings.