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New York City Meet-Up Planned for March

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New York City Meet-Up Planned for March

Youth rights supporters in the NYC metro area are encouraged to attend a Meet-Up scheduled for March 10 at 5:15 PM. With many active members in the area and several up and coming chapters, New York could be a strong hub for the movement in ...

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Do Graduated Driver’s Licenses Work? Mike Males Says No

In a ground breaking study, author and sociologist Mike Males, demonstrates that California's graduated driver's license (GDL) has not, like its proponents claim, made driving safer in the state. Males' study gives solid evidence to support the assertion made by youth rights advocates for years ...

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Arizona Bill Proposes Lowering the Voting Age

Arizona has become the latest state to consider lowering the voting age. State legislator Ed Ableser introduced a bill to amend the Arizona State Constitution to lower the voting age to 16 state wide. While only the minority party, there are signs that the Arizona ...

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Time to Rethink Age Restrictions – Op-Ed in NY Times

Wednesday the New York Times printed an op-ed written by Anya Kamenetz entitled, "You're 16, You're Beautiful and You're a Voter". Kamenetz makes the case that the voting age, drinking age, credit card ownership and other age restrictions should be lowered to 16. She also ...

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Money Bombs a Great Success. New Fundraising Record Set.

The last two months have seen an unprecedented surge in NYRA fundraising. Because of your generosity you have put NYRA on pace for a record fundraising year in 2008. NYRA participated in the Causes Giving Challenge on Facebook that began on December 14 and lasted ...

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Board of Education

Tomorrow is our primary here in Maryland, and other than the usual presidential candidate and delegates to pick out, it seems we are also to vote on Board of Education At Large. I could look up information on these people, see what they promise to ...

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Meet NYRA

The following is a transcript of this video. Politicians and public interest groups are always looking to protect youth. They have a long list of so-called bad guys that they believe are a danger to young people. Even if in all this, they ignore the ...

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Youth Rights Hits National Op-Ed Pages

Tom from SSDP gave me a head's up about an excellent op-ed in the New York Times today written by Anya Kamenetz.  She basically makes the Epstein argument that we should create competency tests to grant rights to youth younger and in a more flexible ...

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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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NYRA Launches New Website!

After months of hard work by NYRA's team of volunteers, we are pleased to finally unveil our brand new look! With a new logo, a new...

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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...

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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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MemYU Takes Tennessee by Storm

We at the Memphis Youth Union (MemYU) have decided to develop our local campaign to state. Our goal? Extension of voting rights to sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds...

BY Memphis Youth Union
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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...

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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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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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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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MemYU Takes Tennessee by Storm

We at the Memphis Youth Union (MemYU) have decided to develop our local campaign to state. Our goal? Extension of voting rights to sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds...

BY Memphis Youth 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 Launches New Website!

After months of hard work by NYRA's team of volunteers, we are pleased to finally unveil our brand new look! With a new logo, a new...

BY NYRA
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