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Smoking Underage is Sexual Assault?

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Smoking Underage is Sexual Assault?

According to Droits des Non Fumeurs, anyway. Meaning "Non-Smokers' Rights", they're fighting that ever-so-important battle of keeping people under 18 from smoking. And in this ever-so-important battle, they've whipped out an interesting kind of artillery... saying that smoking, being a "slave to tobacco", is like ...

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Resistance, Hope, and… Democracy?

Spotted a very interesting post over at the Institute for Democratic Education in America. It started as a response to the following comment: I used to direct an after-school program, which was housed in a public school classroom, and I tried to implement a democratic ...

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Help Lower the Drinking Age on Change.org, We Need Your Vote!

The 21 year old drinking age doesn't work. You know it, NYRA knows it, Choose Responsibility knows it. Vote for this issue so the whole country can understand the harm that the 21 year old drinking age does: https://www.change.org/ideas/view/21_doesnt_work_change_the_drinking_age The top 10 ideas with the ...

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This. This is why I hate people.

This is replying to a Canadian Press article, "Students failing because of Twitter, texting and no grammar teaching" from earlier in the month. Little or no grammar teaching, cellphone texting, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, all are being blamed for an increasingly unacceptable ...

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Your Youth Rights Stories

Recently, we sent out an email looking for your youth rights stories. The President of our board of directors, Jeffrey Nadel, shared the story of his fight against West Palm Beach and their youth curfew law. Your stories have begun to come in and we ...

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Alex Koroknay-Palicz’s Op-Ed Appears in the HuffingtonPost

When the new International Civil Rights Center and Museum recently opened their doors in Greensboro, NC they didn't open them to everybody. NYRA's executive director quickly realized what museum curators and planners could not -- it's wrong for a museum whose mission is to highlight ...

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#16tovote on the 16th a success!

Last month NYRA board member, Katrina Moncure announced plans to organize an awareness campaign for lowering the voting age. Named #16tovote on the 16th, the campaign had its first even on the 16th of February. Youth rights supporters are encouraged to "tweet" about lowering the ...

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NYRA Joins Coalition Against School Paddling

The Coalition Against School Paddling filed discrimination complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office on February 6, 2010, for Civil Rights against the state departments of education in the twenty states where corporal punishment is permitted. The twenty states that permit corporal punishment in ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – February 2010

I'm pleased to say yesterday's first run of #16tovote on the 16th was a complete success! Yesterday, as our newest voting age awareness campaign, many youth rights supporters posted to Twitter their feelings on lowering the voting age, as well as relevant links, and retweeted ...

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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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Youth rights lessons from “Lord of the Flies”

The “Lord of the Flies” argument The “Lord of the Flies” argument goes like this. Let’s say I want to lower the voting age, or give...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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The Texas #16toVote Story

Bryce Hall is the current President of the 16toVote Texas chapter located in North Richland Hills. Read more about what his group is doing here. One...

BY Bryce Hall
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Youth Rights 101, Part 7: Behind the Wheel

This is part of the Youth Rights 101 series. Please check out Youth Rights 101: Introduction for the rest of the series and more information. Aren't...

BY Katrina Moncure
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Hastings SonicScreen Silenced

The brief but controversial life of the proposed SonicScreen in Hastings, MN has ended. The SonicScreen is how the Mosquito device that NYRA defeated last fall...

BY NYRA
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A Letter To The Owner of Proof Restaurant

Dear Sir, My name is Dave Moss and about a year ago I, along with fellow members of the National Youth Rights Association, led a successful...

BY Dave Moss
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Montgomery County Curfew Hearing

On July 12, I heard the distressing news that Montgomery County, MD, where I've lived my whole life, has proposed a youth curfew. Two weeks later,...

BY Katrina Moncure
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My Testimony Against the Montgomery County Curfew Law

Before the Montgomery County Council Testimony of Alex Koroknay-Palicz On behalf of the National Youth Rights Association on Youth Curfew July 26, 2011 Over the last...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Review of Brown v EMA

This morning, the Supreme Court released the opinion in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn. (formerly known as Video Software Dealers Assn. v. Schwarzenegger, and Schwarzenegger v....

BY Eric
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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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Youth rights lessons from “Lord of the Flies”

The “Lord of the Flies” argument The “Lord of the Flies” argument goes like this. Let’s say I want to lower the voting age, or give...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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