Vote16 Palo Alto: New teen group advocates for student voting rights in school board elections
Text and video by Emma Donelly-Higgins Photos by Jasmine Venet Additional reporting by Sasha Poor and Jasmine Venet
A group of rising Palo Alto High School juniors and seniors gather around a large conference table at the Rinconada Library. This is Vote16 Palo Alto, a new student led organization with the goal of lowering the voting age for Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education elections to 16 through a social media campaign and petition.
“The Board of Education makes decisions that are affecting students every single day and the students never really get a voice in these decisions,” rising senior and Vote16 PA founder Miranda Li says.