VIDEO: Should San Francisco Lower Its Voting Age?

Posted by on October 24th, 2016

They pay taxes. They have to abide by the same laws as everyone else. And many are old enough to work and get behind the wheel. But for teens under 18, the right to vote is still out of reach. And that’s not fair, say a number of youth rights groups, who for years have […]

15-year-old undeterred by JC Council against referring measure to lower voter age

Posted by on February 11th, 2016

Mahsiah Imes, a 15-year-old high school student, received recognition for his work encouraging his peers to have a voice in the political process at age 16, but the Jersey City Council still voted 7-2 against referring the measure to lower the voting age to State legislature. Currently, Jersey City voting on all municipal, county, state […]

Pulling Up Your Pants Is Easy, Parenting Is Hard

Posted by on February 1st, 2011

I am not a parent and I do not know everything there is to know about parenting. What I do know is that parenting is very difficult and that being a good parent is one of the most important things a person can do in their life time. In order to do that I believe it’s very important to get some advice from experts and to realize that there are no simple solutions when it comes to raising kids.

NYRA President Defends Youth Privacy on CNN’s HLN Prime News

Posted by on February 1st, 2011

Last night NYRA’s President, Jeffrey Nadel, took on New York State Senator and former police officer (better known for his crusade against sagging pants), Eric Adams, to defend the privacy and dignity of young people against his attacks. Sen. Adams published a video on YouTube urging parents to search the rooms and backpacks of their […]

NYRA President Goes on CNN to Defend Youth Privacy!!

Posted by on January 31st, 2011

Tonight, NYRA President Jeffrey Nadel, appeared on national television to debate NY State Sen. Eric Adams about his new video calling on parents to routinely search through the rooms of their kids for guns and drugs. Nadel did a fantastic job, and in response to his common sense and fact based argument the flustered Senator […]

What’s Your Ah-Ha Moment?

Posted by on October 20th, 2010

NYRA staff receive e-mails all the time from people discovering the movement for the first time. Everyone seems to have very similar reactions, “Wow! I’ve supported youth rights for years, but thought I was the only one!” or “Something always seemed a bit off about how youth were treated, but I never thought of it […]

Jeffrey Nadel on “Kyleigh’s Law”

Posted by on May 3rd, 2010

A few days ago, you saw Alex’s great piece on Kyleigh’s Law. A day earlier, NYRA President Jeffrey Nadel made this video detailing our opposition to this horrible legislation. Enjoy! Check out the rest of our videos on NYRA’s YouTube page!

Rethink Review: The War on Kids

Posted by on January 9th, 2010

National Youth Rights Association Takes on Distracted Driving Bill in Senate

Posted by on October 30th, 2009

Check out some news coverage here: Some call distracted-driving bill age discrimination

My Keynote Address to the Hewlett Model Congress

Posted by on July 4th, 2009

I gave the keynote address at the Hewlett Model Congress in Long Island, NY on April 14, 2000. It was my first major speech, so I wanted to practice it first. I did a practice run at AU with NYRA-AU and my friends in the audience. One of my friends was from Long Island and […]

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.