Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley introduced legislation this week that would lower the federal voting age to just 16-year-old; saying “young people are at the forefront of some of our most existential crises.”
Pressley was speaking with her fellow lawmakers Tuesday when she commented on her proposal; claiming the new age requirement would help give “young people” the “opportunity to exercise their rights.”
“Young people are leading the way, which has bene the case for every social movement throughout our history. They are organizing and mobilizing and calling us to action,” said the Congresswoman.
“Young people are at the forefront of some of our most existential crises,” Pressley added. “The time has come. Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”
LURCHING LEFT: Cortez-Backed Candidate DEFEATS 10-Term Dem in Massachusetts
The Democratic Party continued to lurch left this week when Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley defeated 10-term Representative Michael Capuano; stunning political insiders just weeks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Pressley -notably backed by fellow progressive and liberal outsider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez- is running unopposed this fall and will likely be the first African-American woman elected to the House from Massachusetts.
This photo was taken months ago.
.@AyannaPressley + I bonded over running while constantly told it’s “not our turn,” that we “weren’t ready,” “good enough,” or “experienced” enough.
We kept going anyway.
In June, I won my primary. Tonight, she won hers.
Here’s to November.🚀 pic.twitter.com/4Xf8AnTMUQ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 5, 2018
“The prospect of a Pressley upset had drawn some comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of Crowley in June. The New York democratic socialist had endorsed Pressley, as did Our Revolution, the offshoot of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign,” writes Fox News.
“This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy,” Pressley told reporters. “This is a disruptive candidacy, a grassroots coalition. It is broad and diverse and deep. People of every walk of life.”
AOC EXPLODES: Cortez Says She ‘Doesn’t Care Anymore’, Screams ‘I’m the Boss’ on Climate Change
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to deflect criticism of her ‘Green New Deal’ over the weekend; repeatedly yelling “I’m the boss” when it comes to climate-change policy and future legislation.
“You know what? I don’t care anymore. Again, I’m at least trying and they’re not. The power is in the person who’s trying regardless of the success. If you’re trying you’ve got all the power,” claimed Cortez.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on the widespread criticism of her Green New Deal: "I’m like, you try. … Until you do it, I’m the boss! How about that?!" pic.twitter.com/vkp15KBttd
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 24, 2019
“I just introduced ‘Green New Deal’ two weeks ago and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried… You try, you do it. Because you’re not. Until you do it, I’m the boss. How about that?” she yelled.