Shane Wade

Communications Intern

Shane Wade

Shane Wade works for FairVote's communications team, assisting with a range of tasks from social media and the FairVote blog to media monitoring and maintaining contacts with journalists and editorial boards through the country. As a writer and citizen, Shane sees communications work as a valuable lens for how different groups speak to audiences, each other and themselves, and is exploring electoral reform to better understand the details behind implementing systemic reforms. After graduating from American University’s Strategic Communications program, Shane hopes to continue working in advocacy and content creation, as well as creative writing projects.

Posts by Shane Wade

California Assemblyman Proposes Extending Voting Rights 17-Year-Olds

Posted on March 09, 2017

California Assemblyman Evan Low has introduced a measure to lower the state’s minimum voting age to 17. “Young people are our future,” he said in an interview discussing the measure, “Lowering the voting age will help give them a voice in the democratic process and instill a lifelong habit of voting.”

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