What is at risk in America and must change now? The sustainability of our democracy! Young people increasingly hold progressive values and powerful voices. As tax-paying, responsible, well-educated teens, we are entitled to a vote - to a say in where our tax dollars go, how our school systems are run, and which officials truly represent our values. We are not just the future, we are the present reality. That's why we need to lower the voting age across the country and pass the Young Voter Act, which lowers the voting age in New York State to 17.