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NYRA-OC Lobbies for Youth Rights

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NYRA-OC Lobbies for Youth Rights

NYRA’s Orange County chapter recently attended a meeting of the California Democratic Party’s resolutions committee. NYRA-OC members introduced two resolutions at the meeting – one recognizing the human rights of all people regardless of age, and another calling for an end to compulsory school attendance ...

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HOSA Lowers Arbitrary Grade Level Requirement

Before November 2006, only rising high school seniors and rising college freshmen could run for a state officer position with North Carolina HOSA. In October, NYRA Vice President Adam King provided compelling reasons for why rising juniors should be allowed to run for office. (The ...

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Make a Year End Tax-Deductible Donation

The National Youth Rights Association is an IRS-designated 501(c)3 non-profit organization, committed to defending the civil and human rights of young people in the United States. The current tax season will end on Sunday, December 31, 2006. In order for an item to be claimed ...

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NYRA Receives Large Grant

After much work applying for grants this year by NYRA's Executive Director, Alex Koroknay-Palicz, one foundation, the Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation has awarded NYRA a grant. The foundation invited NYRA to submit a full proposal and said that we should hear ...

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Going 80 mph in the wrong direction

I am disappointed to say that Richard Greene, the subject of one of my blog entries a few days ago, was appointed chair of the Buncombe County Board of Education last Thursday. In June, he said he would do research over the summer about the ...

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The Dawning of a New World View, Part 1

A wonderful thread has started in the NYRA forums that I think deserves some more exposure. It asks the question of what us youth rights supporters felt about ageism and youth rights before our eyes were opened, and while the opening post didn't ask it, ...

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YR in action – opposing a curfew

A few weeks ago, I posted a thread on the NYRA forums about a curfew in a village near me for the nights of October 30 and 31. However, unlike most curfews, this one takes effect at 7 PM and affects everyone under 19. In ...

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The Evils of the MPAA and the ESRB

Hello all, long time no blog. Anyway, today class, we shall examine youth rights abuse in the form of Entertainment Industry Age Restrictions: As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and it is these intentions that I have ...

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NYRA Lends its Support for Gallaudet Student Protesters

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 ...

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Involvement in extracurricular activities is important

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 ...

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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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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...

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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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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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Speaking out against curfew laws in Fort Worth, TX

NYRA Chapter leader Bryce Hall spoke out against extending the juvenile curfew law in his home town of Fort Worth, Texas last Tuesday. He and other...

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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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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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Youth Rights Election Results

While the shocking upset for president is at the forefront of media coverage right now, there were several youth rights issues on the ballot yesterday that...

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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-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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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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