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AERO Conference - June 2022 - Shared screen with speaker view
Samantha Kifer
04:41:25
Rutgers alumn here!!
Sylvie
04:46:21
https://www.childrenvoting.org
Samantha Kifer
04:46:35
Thank you Sylvie
Samantha Kifer
04:53:22
I could see the proxy voting being abused
Joules Perradian
04:53:52
Yeah, I'm wondering about the same thing.
Bruno (he/his)
04:54:12
on the other hand, the current system is also being abused on a sense...this way it would just make it possible for more people to "take advantage" of it?
Samantha Kifer
04:54:27
Right
Bruno (he/his)
04:55:06
in spain for example, some political parties were taking really old people to vote with closed envelopes and not knowing what they were voting for...:S
Amanda MacKenzie (she/her)
04:55:08
Abused in that you think the proxy would vote not inline with the needs of the individual?
Samantha Kifer
04:55:25
Right, or claim a proxy when there isn't
Sylvie
04:56:27
I love that, John!
Mary Alber EIC
04:56:28
My question is about how to ensure that youth are not being impacted by the adults in their lives - parents, teachers, priests - and able to think independently - for themselves.
Samantha Kifer
04:56:48
Good question Mary
Joules Perradian
04:57:00
I think we already have that problem with adults. Most adults don't know how to think for themselves.
Amanda MacKenzie (she/her)
04:57:05
How is that different from adults being impacted in the same way?
Samantha Kifer
04:57:10
True
Joules Perradian
04:57:35
I strongly believe we need to reintroduce into education some kind of training in how to think for yourself.
Sylvie
04:58:59
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5fC-IDa5u8
Joules Perradian
04:59:20
(Also, the argument used to be that women didn't need the right to vote because they would be influenced by their husbands.)
Learning Without Borders
05:00:30
@Joules..yes that has been used for many disenfranchised groups
Joules Perradian
05:01:08
^ Yes, that. Many of the reasons we give today for why kids don't need to, or shouldn't, vote are the exact same reasons we used to give for why other marginalized groups didn't need to or shouldn't vote.
Joules Perradian
05:02:28
(not intelligent enough, not educated enough, not competent, too weak-minded and gullible, …)
Sylvie
05:02:30
It related yo my middle son's frustrations around age minimum for starting/running certain businesses, etc.
Sylvie
05:02:41
*It relates to
Mila K
05:02:45
www.clearerthinking.org
Amanda MacKenzie (she/her)
05:03:02
We've seen some very clear thinkers this weekend!
Sylvie
05:03:43
I think it's so important to include children in voting, so that down the road they can shape to laws in ways that are supporting to them.
Samantha Kifer
05:03:49
Jerry do you have a link to this video?
Learning Without Borders
05:03:59
Thanks for sharing Mila
Mila K
05:04:31
Amanda, haha, agreed.
Samantha Kifer
05:04:33
Capital or lowercase M?
Samantha Kifer
05:06:13
I can't find where the videos are on the website
Nora Gibbons (she/her)
05:06:31
I'm not sure if I missed this info at the beginning of the presentation since I came in a few minutes late, but at what age did the speaker propose that children get to vote?
John Wall
05:06:32
Children's Voting Colloquium website: https://www.childrenvoting.org/
Roy Karp
05:06:48
This feels like a natural extension of the democratic education movement. I have found that when people of any age are given authentic opportunities to participate in decision making that impacts themselves and their community, they take the responsibility very seriously.
Samantha Kifer
05:07:56
SO TRUE about accepting authoritarianism because of being raised in an authoritarian manner