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Supporting the Kid Nation Secession

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Supporting the Kid Nation Secession

First of all, let me say that it is ridiculous to have to defend a TV show that hasn't even aired yet, but with the shrieking opposition to it (again from people who have never seen it) something needs to be said. Kid Nation is ...

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Win $1,000 for NYRA on Facebook with Zero Effort!!

Excited about all this news coverage? Ready to get the drinking age lowered? Eager to change campus alcohol policies to sensible ones that that save lives, reduce the harm alcohol causes on campus, and respects student rights? Now is your chance! NYRA is competing for ...

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Drinking Age Media Blitz

On August 14, national news service MSNBC featured a headline on a topic central to NYRA: the debate to lower the drinking age. The full article and video, including a poll, are available online and include a tip of the hat to the National Youth ...

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Board Election Results

This election has been as exciting as always, and as much of a surprise as all elections are. Eleven candidates ran for nine seats in the Board of Directors this year. Incumbents Alex Koroknay-Palicz, Alex Hull-Richter, Adam King, Keith Mandell, and Katrina Moncure were all ...

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Annual Meeting a Success

The Annual Meeting, the weekend of July 28th, went just swimmingly. According to Executive Director Alex Koroknay-Palicz, the meeting was a great success, "The programs and workshops went splendidly. Everything ran smoothly and on time. No technical problems or disruptions or any other problems. I ...

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We’re Making MADD Nervous!

MADD is taking notice of our actions to lower the drinking age. If MADD is getting nervous we must be on the right track. Write letters to the editor of your local paper supporting a lower drinking age. We have to keep the pressure on ...

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Legal intern Summer 2007

As my time as NYRA's legal intern comes to a close, I cannot help but look back upon the lessons that I have learned by my experience with NYRA. NYRA has challenged my beliefs and has opened me up to new views and perspectives on ...

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Pledge to Parent With Love & Respect, Not Like a Stalker

Social media is home to lots of horrendous things.  Unfortunately the ageist forces of anti-youth hate often find supportive audiences online.  Public shaming videos where parents...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Protecting Adults from Stalkers

Senator Al Franken has introduced the Location Privacy Protection Act (S. 1223), which would ban spyware that sneaks onto your cell phone and tells someone else...

BY Bill Bystricky
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Mother’s Day – Youth Rights Edition

As you'll find out everywhere, today is Mother's Day. Over the years, I've made it no secret that I personally dislike Mother's Day and Father's Day,...

BY Katrina Moncure
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Abusive Parents Going Viral

So, by now, we've all heard about that horrible man who made a video shooting his daughter's laptop because... he was upset over something she said...

BY Katrina Moncure
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How Was School Today? Fine.

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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The Camera Isn’t Mine

Last Christmas, I got my mother a digital camera. She was so excited! A few days earlier, I'd gone to Best Buy, picked one out, paid...

BY Katrina Moncure
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On behalf of 1,020 redditors, don’t hunt down runaway teens.

The subscribers of r/troubledteens (727 redditors) and r/youthrights (293 redditors) could scarcely be more horrified at a post (we may have a runaway teen in our...

BY Hal Levy
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Tracy Morgan, the Concept of Parental Ownership of Children, and the Intersection of Youth and LGBT Rights – Kathleen Nicole O’Neal

Recently, comedian Tracy Morgan has been receiving a lot of attention for a homophobic rant that took place during a live performance in Nashville, Tennessee. During...

BY Kathleen O'Neal
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Delay of Self

We talk a lot about how a great deal of anti-youth sentiment comes from the idea that those under 18 aren't so much people as they...

BY Katrina Moncure
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