Look Who Just Heard About Adultism!

Posted by on December 30th, 2015

Adultism, a term known to us in the youth rights movement, has been getting a bit of attention lately. Used, like ageism, to describe discrimination against youth (or an addiction to the attitudes, ideas, beliefs, and actions of adults), the term was included in a list of inclusive terminology by the University of Missouri. With […]

Students Protest Doubling of Loan Interest Rates and Ask Congress for Relief

Posted by on March 14th, 2012

College students presented 130,000 letters to the Congressional leadership at the Capitol on Tuesday to protest the scheduled doubling of the interest rate on certain federally backed student loans this summer. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, increasing the average debt […]

D.C. college students may lose access to residential parking

Posted by on December 13th, 2011

December 13, 2011 – 01:00 PM TBD http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-on-foot/2011/12/d-c-college-students-may-lose-access-to-residential-parking–13914.html   This morning, Tim McBride leaned forward before members of the D.C. Council with a big smile on his face. He spoke into his microphone to Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, who led the morning’s hearing on several pedestrian and parking proposals starting at 10:30 a.m. […]

Students hit by voter ID restrictions

Posted by on December 1st, 2011

November 30, 2011 – POLITICO – http://www.politico.com/news/s…..z1fHryAkyh Tough new voter identification laws have shaken up college campuses around the country, where students — one of the groups most affected by the measures — are scrambling to comply. The new laws could also put Republicans in a bind: Even as the party has ramped up its […]

Heading Back to Court for Two New Amicus Briefs

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011

Two years ago NYRA joined its first amicus brief, in the case of Safford v. Redding, in which a middle school student was strip searched because school officials suspected she had Ibuprofen. We were proud to help Savana Redding win her case at the US Supreme Court. Last summer NYRA joined an amicus brief in […]

NYRA Lends its Support for Gallaudet Student Protesters

Posted by on December 6th, 2006

Originally sent October 31, 2006 As an outside group unfamiliar with Gallaudet University and the deaf community it is inappropriate for us to comment on what does or does not make a good president of the university. Those most qualified to decide what makes a good president are members of Gallaudet itself, its administration, its […]

Involvement in extracurricular activities is important

Posted by on December 5th, 2006

Many counselors will tell you, “Become involved in as many extracurricular activities as you can.  Colleges love to see that.”  On the other hand, some will tell you to focus your time and energy on just one or two clubs because it shows commitment. Extracurricular activities, such as clubs, provide a great way to enhance […]

Age Before Civility

Posted by on May 22nd, 2006

Adam B. Kushner has a great piece in the Washington Examiner about Sen. John McCain’s commencement address at Columbia last week that was “cloaked in a terrifically condescending homily about the arrogance of youth.” NEW YORK – Last week, as they sat in the pouring rain, John McCain insulted Columbia’s graduating class. He also delivered […]

NYRA-Vermont Drinking Age Campaign

Posted by on March 16th, 2005

NYRA is gearing up for one of the most involved, and committed campaigns of its short life, a campaign to lower the drinking age in Vermont. NYRA Vermont, one of NYRA’s newest and most active chapters, is heavily involved with a growing movement to lower Vermont’s drinking age to eighteen. A bill to lower the […]

UND Chapter Forming

Posted by on February 19th, 2004

NYRA Vice-President Johnathan McClure has started a local NYRA chapter at the University of North Dakota. College campuses are a great place for Youth Rights activity, where a high concentration competent, politically active young people are still affected by ageist policy. The chapter, already officially recognized by the University, is thinking of possibly taking action […]

NYRA’s mission centers on challenging age discrimination against young people, both in law and in attitudes and supporting the basic freedoms afforded to young Americans in the Bill of Rights.