Watch This 12-Year-Old Girl Take On North Carolina’s Voter ID Bill

Madison Kimrey gave an impassioned speech against the bill at a Burlington, N.C., rally.

The political world may have found a new star.

In August, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a controversial voter ID bill that made it harder for young people to register to vote, and prohibited preregistration of 16 and 17-year-olds.

Over the past months, thousands have protested the law, and on Monday 12-year-old Madison Kimrey gave an impassioned speech against the bill at a Burlington, N.C., rally.

3. “We young people have a serious leadership problem here in North Carolina,” she said.

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4. “I wanted to meet with our governor to discuss pre-registration, but he called my request ‘ridiculous’ and called me a prop for liberal groups,” said Kimrey.

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5. “This is not leadership. The young people of North Carolina deserve better. I am not a prop. I am part of the new generation of suffragists.”

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6. “I will not stand silent while laws are passed to reduce the amount of voter turnout in my home state.”

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7. “I’m going to do everything I can to get the opportunity for North Carolina’s teenagers to pre-register by the time I turn 16 in four years, but I can’t do it alone… Young people: our state needs you.”

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