Summary

9/30/2013--Introduced. Supports the establishment with private funds of a Presidential Youth Council to: (1) advise the President and the administration on the perspectives of young people, (2) make... Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Sep 30, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

JOINT RESOLUTION

Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council.

Whereas the unique perspectives and insights of young people, especially young people who have previously participated in a public policy-related program, outreach initiative, internship, or fellowship opportunity, are essential to ensure that investments made by the Federal Government in youth services are effective and efficient; Whereas existing outreach and engagement mechanisms of the Federal Government are designed in ways that inhibit the participation, and lead to the underrepresentation, of young people in the policymaking process; and Whereas numerous Members of Congress, Governors, State legislatures, mayors, and city councils have created youth councils that have proven to be an effective means of receiving input from young people, which leads to more effective and efficient policies: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PRESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNCIL.

(a) Congress-- (1) supports the establishment with private funds of a Presidential Youth Council to-- (A) advise the President and the administration on the perspectives of young people; (B) make public policy-related youth programs more efficient and effective; and (C) address issues that will affect the long-term future of the United States; (2) recommends that the Presidential Youth Council be composed of 24 young people who-- (A) are appointed by leaders of the majority and minority parties in the House and the Senate, and the President, in the manner described in subsection (b); (B) are 16 to 24 years of age;...

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128 Supporting
51 Opposing
72% 28%

State: CA

29 Supporting
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85% 15%

District: 1st

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Organizations Supporting

Supports. Source: http://www.larson.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1555&Itemid=99

Supports. Source: http://www.presidentialyouthcouncil.org/Presidential_Youth_Council/The_Presidential_Youth_Council.html


Art Feeds
1 year ago

Supports. Source: http://www.presidentialyouthcouncil.org/Presidential_Youth_Council/The_Presidential_Youth_Council.html

Supports. Source: http://www.presidentialyouthcouncil.org/Presidential_Youth_Council/The_Presidential_Youth_Council.html

Generation Citizen 1 year ago

Supports. Source: http://www.presidentialyouthcouncil.org/Presidential_Youth_Council/The_Presidential_Youth_Council.html

DoSomething.org 1 year ago

Supports. Source: http://www.presidentialyouthcouncil.org/Presidential_Youth_Council/The_Presidential_Youth_Council.html


Be The Change, Inc
1 year ago
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I support H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council because the youth of today are the future of America. The younger portion of the population of the United States is affected by the changes made in the government, so they need representatives in order to let the higher ups know the effects of their actions.

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Anonymous390969
CA-40
6 months ago

I support H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because I am a member of the incoming youth power. I do not believe that all we can do is sit and wait to fix things after the damage is done; we should have a voice to anything that influences OUR future. Time is not something we can afford, so we choose to use the time we have NOW.

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CA
5
Anonymous390830
CA-5
6 months ago

I support H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council because youth need a voice in our country. Youth tend to look at things from a different perspective and their input can provide another view point. Now is the time to let youth get involved in the political process if we want them to be our future leaders.

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IL
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Anonymous3136723
IL-3
7 months ago

I support H.J.Res. 68 because young people are the future and deserve a voice in their government.

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CA
46
Anonymous2449781
CA-46
8 months ago

I support H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because...kids have a voice and they can and will use it.

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FL
15
gamez1040
FL-15
9 months ago

I support H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because. young people are citizens and the decisions made ultimately affect my life. I live in what is the second highest crime area of the city. There are many multifamily units that have high percentage of young people. The young people often do not have access to a garden. I started a program to encourage kids living in apartments to grow herbs as a way to learn how to care for their communities. While implementing the program many people thought young people should not coordinate projects. This reaction caused me to take a more active role in politics and my community. The Presidential Youth Council will give young people the opportunity to learn how to exercise their civic duty while giving an important voice to a group often unheard.

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32
JaniA
TX-32
9 months ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because...this is akin to Hitler's Youth Camp and if anybody can't see this glaring, in your face intent of this bill is an idiot! Especially under this so called President! I can't believe the audacity to promote further indoctrination of our children, are you insane????

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Anonymous2971517
AL-1
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because it is not the roll of Govt...If they want one let them finance it themselves, it would be like the Govt. establishing a religion.....We have enough indoctrination being taught in our public schools as it is. Give the children a break for Gods sake....

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rpmranch
TX-4
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because.."With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding." (Job 12:12, Old Testament) Most l6-24 year old people do not have the experience or maturity to advise others who by virtue of age have had the opportunity to grow into adulthood. It has been said that the frontal cortex of the male brain is not fully developed until age 25; females, a bit earlier. Insurance statistics indicate male drivers get a cost break at age 21 and then again at age 25. There are exceptional young people who can make valuable contributions at younger ages, but they are the exception. Let the children grow up, experience life, and then contribute to the political sphere. Suggest they be familiar with the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Federalist Papers. A study in economics would be helpful. Summit Ministries located in Manitou Springs, Colorado, offers Worldview Conferences teaching students how to analyze various ideas competing for their hearts and minds. Dr. Wm. J. Bennett and Paul Johnson have good books on America--exceptionalism, not perfection. Vote "No."

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Ruth
CO-7
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because... I see this program, though well intentioned at the moment, turning into a hitler youth type program in the future especially if our government continues on its current course. I think its best to just let the kids be kids until they are old enough to need to truly worry about politics.

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captaindye251
FL-1
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because it would equivalent to the Hitler Youth in my opinion. Why allow a socialist corrupt the minds of our youth any further than it has already.

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RHard1954
TX-35
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 68: Supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council. because...why would anyone in the government listen to what children have to say about anything? Most of this age group still depend on their parents and do not have life experience that would help anyone. This would be a waste of tax payer's money and the governments time. This also sounds like what Hitler did and American has enough problems without brain washing the 16 - 24 year olds. Remember how it turned out for Hitler????

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TN
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DocFreeman
TN-3
1 year ago

Bill Summary

<br /> 9/30/2013--Introduced.<br /> Supports the establishment with private funds of a Presidential Youth Council to: (1) advise the President and the administration on the perspectives of young people, (2) make public policy-related youth programs more efficient and effective, and (3) address issues that will affect the long-term future of the United States.<br /> <br />

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