You might remember in March when 125 House Democrats voted for Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s bill that would mandate a national voting age of 16 — it even had a handy #16toVote hashtag. “From gun violence, to immigration reform, to climate change, to the future of work,” young people “have earned inclusion in our democracy,” she tweeted.

Even before that, a Bloomberg columnist argued that the voting age should be lowered to 13 or 14, with voting being the “training wheels” to get people involved in civics.

Well, forget about all that. In Canada, there’s a campaign by “kids” (well, fronted by kids) to lower the national voting age from 18 to 8 before the October election “to make sure climate change is on top of the ballot — and voters’ minds — this federal election in October.” Even the first question on the FAQ page is, “Are you serious?” The answer? They’re serious about climate change, but not so serious about letting 8-year-olds vote. “We’re mobilized, we’re motivated (and full of sugar) and we’re willing to use any tool at our disposal, from picketing to pitching tantrums.”

We like the featured photo on the homepage of the boy in the stroller holding a sign saying, “I’m too young for this s**t.” He gets it.

It’s still exploitation of children, though.

So they’re serious but not serious. They don’t want 8-year-olds to vote — they just want adults to vote like 8-year-olds.

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