26th Amendment Working Group
The 26th Amendment Working Group of the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition has crafted a template proclamation
honoring the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the 26th Amendment! Faculty are encouraged to use the template to craft a proclamation for local or state-level officials in your state/community, and reach out to them asking that they proclaim their support for the amendment which lowered the national voting age from 21 to 18!
You should also check out the #26forthe26th social campaign
, which celebrates student activists who are working to achieve the full promise of the 26th
Amendment. Posts come out weekly on Thursdays, and SLSV encourages you to share and uplift them when they’re published! Check out the 26th Amendment Toolkit
to see the big reveal of the folks we’re highlighting and learn how you can help uplift these posts each week! If you have any student activists you want to suggest
, there’s still time to add them in. Finally, SLSV has added a calendar
to the toolkit as well. If you have any events you’d like SLSV to consider including, please feel free to reach out!
In addition, the 26th Amendment State / Local Resources sub-working group is looking for folks who are interested in helping create 26th-related resources for State Democracy Summits (like a 5-minute video) and for faculty to use in the classroom (like a module). If you’re interested, email Kassie Phebillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally SLSV is working on creating a national event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 26th Amendment’s full ratification on or around July 1, so stay tuned for more info on that as well!