Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

In July 1971, the United States adopted the Twenty-sixth Amendment which lowered the voting age to 18. Passed during the Vietnam War, a time of nationwide anti-war protests and social unrest, the Twenty-Sixth Amendment had wide public support because it was considered unfair that 18-year-olds were eligible for military service but did not have the right to vote. While political candidates had made visits to Fullerton College during elections, campaigning increased during this decade to attract a larger pool of voters. By February 1972, the Public Interest Research Group, a volunteer organization, had registered 3,000 FC students to vote. This is a view of students on the quad staffing a booth for George McGovern, who was running against Richard M. Nixon in the 1972 Presidential election.
Tags: voting, rights, political, activism