NYRA’s third annual meeting of members was held on October 28th at American University. Several NYRA members participated in the meeting, which included policy planning and the annual election of top NYRA officials and directors. Election results will be posted when all ballots are in and have been tallied. Members can still vote by clicking [...]
NYRA’s acclaimed web site, youth-rights.org, has had its domain name removed due to differences between the organization and our outgoing secretary. NYRA officials expect the address to be returned to the organization shortly. The reports that NYRA has suspended operations are unfounded, reports NYRA officials. “We certainly have not suspended operations, in fact we continue [...]
The Youth Rights Forums, a resource of NYRA’s website, youth-rights.org, has expanded its topics to include several new discussions, including hot issues such as the ongoing debate about prayer in public schools. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in the online discussions.
NYRA members in the Southern Maryland, the Baltimore area, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore are invited to help establish a Maryland chapter of NYRA. For more information, see the Chapters area of this web site. Washington area Marylanders should join the already-established Washington chapter, NYRA-DC.
NYRA President Alex Koroknay-Palicz is calling for NYRA members to help in a national voting-age protest to be held on election day. “We need people willing to organize and hold a protest in their local communities,” Koroknay-Palicz explained in a letter mailed to NYRA members. “The substance of this protest will be the local protests [...]
NYRA has approved an application from Youth Against Curfew (YAC) to form NYRA-DC, a local NYRA chapter which will cover all residents of Washington, DC that are not currently members of another chapter in the area. There is no cost to join the DC chapter, and members who will reside in DC will automatically be [...]
An application for the forming of a NYRA Southern Ottawa County chapter, or NYRA-SOC, was approved by the NYRA Board of Directors during a meeting Wednesday, June 21. Membership is open to any member in Ottawa County, and there is no cost to join. Current Ottawa County residents will automatically be joined.
NYRA President Avi Hein was removed from office by the Board of Directors in an expected vote during a meeting on Wednesday, June 21. Hein was replaced by interim president Alex Koroknay-Palicz, who also serves as acting treasurer. Koroknay-Palicz will step down as acting treasurer as soon as the Board of Directors chooses a replacement. [...]
Activist Jason Gerber has resigned from NYRA’s Board of Directors. Gerber, a high school student from the Washington, DC suburb of Rockville, Maryland, will continue his work in youth rights, and will remain with NYRA as a regular member. Announcements for an election to fill open Director seats will be sent soon.
Stay tuned for a newer, better NYRA website coming in the weeks ahead. It will feature a new, easier-on-the-eye look, as well as better, more up-to-date content.
The NYRA Board of Directors met December 27 in a meeting held over the telephone. During the meeting, the BOD held officer elections and approved six new position papers. NYRA officers elected at the meeting were Vice President, which went to acting Vice President Matt Herman, and Treasurer, which went to BOD member Alex Koroknay-Palicz. [...]