Democrat Wish List – Future Skills Centre – Voting Age 16
Democrats Introduce Gun Confiscation Legislation
Before the legislative session started Alpha News reported on the Democrat plan to push a liberal agenda called “Minnesota Values Plan” which included planned legislation to restrict gun rights.
With just a few days into the legislative session, Democrats introduced 10 new pieces of legislation which include two pieces reducing gun rights.
House File 9 includes language that allows a citizen to ask the court to prohibit people from possessing any firearms. The person does not need to charged with a crime nor is he guaranteed due process before his gun rights are suspended.
House Poised to Pass First Gun Control Bills in a Generation
House Democrats are poised this week to adopt legislation requiring background checks for all gun purchasers, the first major expansion of gun control laws in a quarter century and the opening salvo in a broader drive to address an issue that once sharply divided the party.
In back-to-back votes, the House will take up two separate background check measures. On Wednesday it will consider the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would require background checks for all firearm sales, including those sold at gun shows and online
Future Skills is part of the Government’s plan to ensure that Canada’s skills development policies and programs are prepared to meet Canadians’ changing needs. The Government is investing $225 million over four years, starting in spring 2018, and $75 million per year thereafter in the Future Skills to:
examine major trends that will have an impact on national and regional economies and workers;
identify emerging skills that are in demand now and into the future;
develop, test and evaluate new approaches to skills development; and
share results and best practices across public, private and not-for-profit sectors to support broader use of innovative approaches across Canada.
Oregon may lower the voting age to 16
Legislators have proposed an amendment to the Oregon Constitution that would lower the voting age from 18 to 16. If the bill passes, voters would decide on the proposal in the 2020 election.
State Sen. Shemia Fagan (D-Portland), one of the bill’s sponsors, announced the bill on Monday.
“It’s time to lower the voting age in Oregon and give young people a chance to participate at the ballot about decisions that affect their homes, their clean air and clean water future, their schools, and as we’ve seen, their very lives,” Fagan said at a press conference.
Majority of House Democrats Vote to Let 16-Year-Olds Vote for President
A majority of House Democrats on Wednesday voted to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16.
A number of high-profile Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, including California Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, and Ted Lieu; Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib; and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the legislation Tuesday evening as an amendment to House Democrats’ For the People Act, which would overhaul federal election laws.
Pressley’s amendment fell short at 126-305.
House Democrats voted 125-108 in favor of Pressley’s amendment, with two members voting present and three members not voting.