A 12-year-old Fights Against Voter Suppression Efforts in North Carolinaby Greater Diversity News November 4, 2013 0 comments
A young girl who is not old enough to drive, vote or work is taking on what she sees as an unfair law to eliminate young kids from voting in North Carolina. 12-year old Madison Kimrey slammed North Carolina’s restricting voting laws that will not allow 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote, reported the Salon. When Kimrey requested to meet with North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory, he declined, calling the girl “a prop for Liberal groups,” reported All Voices.
The governor's words did not stop the young girl’s movement, nor did it stop her spirit. At a rally on Oct.28 she responded to the governor's remarks, “I am not a prop. I am part of the new generation of suffragettes and I will not stand silent while laws are passed to reduce the amount of young people in voter turnout in my home state!”
Whether or not Gov. McCrory likes it, he just may have to meet with the future governor in training. When children are passionate, it’s good to help cultivate the passion, not snuff it out. Barring knowledgable kids like Kimrey from voting when they become of age to do so is doing just that.
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