BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Youth activists gathered at the Massachusetts State House with signs in hand, calling for a better future.
On Thursday, teens from the I Have A Future Coalition joined together for the 15th annual Youth Justice Rally. Many activists carried signs to help let their voices be heard and empower other young people to take control of their future.
"My sign says let's conquer these narratives," one teenage activist told WBZ's Madison Rogers.
Another sign read, "Old enough to work, old enough to vote."
The I Have A Future Coalition puts on the annual event to let lawmakers know what issues the next generation of voters believe should be included in the upcoming state budget.
One young woman said she is focused on, "Better youth jobs [and] trying to better the education system."
Some other issues discussed at the rally included school safety concerns, lowering the voting age to 16 and 17 years old, and gaining more access to fair housing.