Hear California lawmaker explain why she wants 16-year-olds voting

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, thinks 16- and 17-year-olds should have a say in school board elections. The bill died in committee, but a new measure would allow 17-year-olds to vote in all state elections.
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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, thinks 16- and 17-year-olds should have a say in school board elections. The bill died in committee, but a new measure would allow 17-year-olds to vote in all state elections.
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.