An extremely enthusiastic poster over at the National Youth Rights Association writes, “a bill to lower the voting age will soon go before the New York City Council. Proposed by Councilwoman Gale Brewer, the bill would allow sixteen and seventeen year olds to vote in local elections. Councilwoman Brewer is very influential, and the bill is expected to get a lot of support from other area politicians.
“A press conference will be held Wednesday, June 8th, at 11:30 am on the steps of City Hall. At 1 pm that same day, the bill will be formally introduced. Among those expected to attend the press conference and support the effort is Senator Hillary Clinton.”
Hillary‘s office, however, tells us she’ll be in Washington that day.
Which kills our conspiracy theory of the moment, which had us asking: How old will those 16- and 17-year-olds be in 2008?