February 22, 2000
Gay Geiser-Sandoval When I was 18 years old, teens couldn't vote. At that time, the Vietnam War was going on. There was fury among the young men, who were told that they were old enough to die for their country, but not old enough to vote for the elected representatives that were deciding to send them there. Ever since I turned 21, I have voted in every election. My chosen candidates and proposals have not always won, but I added my voice to the American process.