Right2Run is a website devoted to the issue of the age of eligibility of elected federal officials. Here at Right2Run, we believe that the age restrictions for holding federal office positions are a form of discrimination against the young adults of the United States of America and should be effectively eliminated. Therefore, Right2Run calls for an amendment to the United States Constitution to change the age of office eligibility to the legal age of majority, 18 years old. Although age discrimination is not regularly recognized as a common form of discrimination in the United States, it is a serious issue that needs to be brought to the foreground of public debate. Right2Run proposes an AGE Amendment (AGE = All Grown-ups Eligible) to the Constitution to confront the issue of electoral age discrimination that exists in our governmental system today.
Although the primary goal of Right2Run is to create awareness and to prompt action to promote the AGE Amendment, this website serves the dual function of providing publicity for Too Young to Run? A Proposal for an Age Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, forthcoming from Penn State University Press. Too Young to Run?, written by John Seery, is a book that explores the theoretical, historical and political arguments for and against age restrictions for office eligibility, and asserts a call to action to American citizens to demand the end of age discrimination through the AGE Amendment. It is important to highlight Too Young to Run? A Proposal for an Age Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Right2Run because it is the inspiration for the cause that Right2Run promotes and because it provides the necessary intellectual and historical background that will help shape the issue over age restrictions in the future.