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Students to Picket DC 7-11

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Students to Picket DC 7-11

Joining NYRA's ongoing campaign against age discrimination, NYRA-DC, NYRA-American University, and NYRA-High Point are joining together to protest the ageist policy outside of a Washington, DC 7-11. Despite the fact that adults are responsible for twice as much shoplifting as youth, this policy prohibits more ...

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Campaign to Lower Takoma Park Voting Age Begun

With an energetic rally on Saturday May 17, the Lower the Vote Coalition began its campaign to lower the voting age to 16 in the Maryland city of Takoma Park. Local TV was present to video tape the entire rally. A NYRA copy of the ...

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Youth Rebel in Costa Rica, Overthrow Gulag School

The harshest institutions of youth oppression got a violent taste of youth power this week as the school's "students rose up in revolt and overthrew their masters." The Costa Rican school, Dundee Ranch, subjects American teens to a gauntlet of abuse and oppression to break ...

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NYRA-Mizzou Speaks-Out Against Curfew

NYRA-Mizzou member, John Wells, joined more than a dozen individuals in speaking out in opposition to a proposed curfew law in Columbia, Missouri. Under the proposed law, curfews would affect people under 17 and last between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. On ...

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Takoma Park Voting Age Campaign Kick-Off

The DC chapter of NYRA is busy at work preparing for their May 17 rally on the steps of Takoma Park, Maryland's city hall that will launch their campaign to lower the voting age to 16 in this city. The chapter is reaching out to ...

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Ban on Minor Contributions Struck Down

In a unanimous 3-0 decision the US District Court of Washington, DC struck down the provision to last year's campaign finance reform law that prohibited all political contributions by individuals under 18. In the Memorandum Opinion of Judge Henderson he wrote that "no case of ...

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Alex Jonlin – 20th Anniversary Reflection

As a ten-year-old kid in Seattle, I was already interested in politics. My friends and I marched around the playground protesting the Iraq War, and I...

BY Alex Jonlin
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Jackie Ferro – 20th Anniversary Reflection

I first got involved with NYRA in 2009, when I was in 8th grade. I had formed a small coalition with some fellow middle schoolers called...

BY Jackie Ferro
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NYRA-Fairfax Secures Voting Age Endorsements

Thanks to the efforts of the newly formed Fairfax County NYRA chapter, the Fairfax County Democratic Party and grassroots organizations Virginia Democracy Forward and Virginia Civic...

BY Brian Conner
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Stefan Muller – 20th Anniversary Reflection

I joined NYRA in 2003 after reading about it in a news article about the voting age. This wasn’t my first introduction to youth rights—I’ve believed...

BY Stefan Muller
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Bill introduced in U.S. House to lower the voting age to sixteen

Last week, U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced a resolution proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would lower the voting age to sixteen throughout...

BY NYRA
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Over 70 people testify in favor of lowering the voting age in Washington D.C.

On Wednesday, NYRA members attended a public hearing before the Washington, D.C. City Council to support the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018. If passed, this...

BY NYRA
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NYRA-Cumberland County, N.C. kicks off its campaign to lower the voting age

Last week, I met with N.C. State Senator Ben Clark, who I spoke with briefly about lowering the voting age in North Carolina to 16 years...

BY Mahsiah Imes
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Portland Student Rights Union joins NYRA to address Student Rights

Members of Portland Student Rights Union - A NYRA Chapter We originally started the Portland Student Rights Union (SRU) in October 2017 to protest the administration...

BY Portland Student Rights Union
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Big Day for Voting Age in Maryland

Today is a vote-a-rama for the movement to lower the voting age with two Maryland towns taking up the issue at their meetings tonight.  In Greenbelt,...

BY NYRA
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Over 70 people testify in favor of lowering the voting age in Washington D.C.

On Wednesday, NYRA members attended a public hearing before the Washington, D.C. City Council to support the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018. If passed, this...

BY NYRA
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Activists in Massachusetts Make Progress in Lowering the Voting Age

In Massachusetts, two best friends made headway in the push to lower the voting age. Aaron Nelson and Max Carr passed articles in their hometowns of...

BY NYRA
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NYRA-Cumberland County, N.C. kicks off its campaign to lower the voting age

Last week, I met with N.C. State Senator Ben Clark, who I spoke with briefly about lowering the voting age in North Carolina to 16 years...

BY Mahsiah Imes
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Support Prop F! Help Lower the Voting Age in San Francisco!

We have a historic opportunity to lower the voting age in San Francisco, and we NEED YOUR HELP! No matter your age, no matter where you...

BY NYRA
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Bill introduced in U.S. House to lower the voting age to sixteen

Last week, U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced a resolution proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would lower the voting age to sixteen throughout...

BY NYRA
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Drinking Age on the Ballot in Massachusetts

I am a long time NYRA member and thanks to my petitioning efforts, next month in Amherst Massachusetts voters will be able to vote on whether...

BY Matthew Malone
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Calling B.S. on Ageism: What the Response to the Parkland Shooting Means for Youth Rights

Yet another reason we should lower the voting age The fallout from the Parkland shooting has brought the country’s attention to several facts that often go...

BY NYRA
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