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NC Lowers Voting, Driving, Drinking Age

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NC Lowers Voting, Driving, Drinking Age

During this semester, I am taking the honors-level version of a state-mandated civics and economics class at my school. The class is quite interesting, and it involves a lot of open dicussion and thought. On Tuesday, the teacher assigned a fun project in which we ...

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Here We Go Again

I came across this news story over on Yahoo just a little bit ago. I have posted it in the Current Events forum as well. Are these people who study teens a broken record or what? Teens don't get enough sleep. Teens aren't taking good ...

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Making it All Worthwhile

From the NYRA Forums: I just wanted to thank all of you. This forum and NYRA has really affected me. I was/am really depressed, but when i go on here i feel like i am surrounded by friends. :love: Thank you all. I just wanted ...

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Libraries Censor IndyKids

A new project of New York City Indymedia, IndyKids, has been censored by two area library systems. After agreeing to distribute IndyKids to their local branches, both the New York Public Library and the Queens Public Library changed their minds and now refuse to distribute ...

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Grown-ups never understand

Thanks Jackie: Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy ...

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Bloggers Finally Picking up Voting Age Issue

Today (well yesterday really) is a good day for youth rights and the push for lowering the voting age. The issue is starting to crack the blogosphere. I just was alerted to the fact that Matthew Yglesias has picked up on the issue and voiced ...

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Parental Controls Make Bad Parents

This is a message to parents about controlling their TV and computer. Yes, your cable or satellite services comes with parental controls, as do your computer's ISP, anti-virus software, and anything else you have loaded onto it. With these, you can restrict and monitor the ...

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On My Right to Eat Ketchup

By reading this title, you may be wondering what the hell it has anything to do with youth rights. This is more of a personal story in connection to a general youth rights theme, so just relax and keep on reading to find out more. ...

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NYRA Member Leads Local Campaign

Adam King, one of the leaders of NYRA's Chapter Formation Division, has undertaken a project in Asheville, NC. King is working to introduce a position on the school board that would give a non-voting seat to a student representative chosen by the county's students. He ...

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Students must be treated fairly

As I write this post in my first period class at my school during my spare time, I realize that I am fortunate. While my school is mainly pro-student rights, I realize that there are some schools that are ageist and barbaric in their policies. ...

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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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NYRA Mourns Passing of John Taylor Gatto

Renowned critic of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto passed away this week at the age of 82.  A teacher for 30 years, he achieved notoriety after...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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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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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...

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The West Wing Addresses Lowering Voting Age

NBC's highly popular and Emmy winning weekly political drama, The West Wing covered in depth the issue of lowering the voting age in tonight's episode. A...

BY NYRA
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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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Lowering the drinking age could be cost effective

In the 1980s, states decided to raise their drinking age to 21. Surprisingly, it wasn’t because of safety, public pressure, or even their own emotions. The...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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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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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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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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An interview with the voting age activists of Greenbelt, MD

Jeremy Tuthill and Julia Sharapi of Greenbelt's Youth Advisory Committee campaign to lower the voting age. In last week’s elections, the voters of Greenbelt, MD voted...

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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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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