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This Hyundai Situation

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This Hyundai Situation

I've written before about Hyundai's current ad campaign where they depict a teenager's messy room, and point out that because we have to share the road with them, better get a safe car, namely a Sonata. Oh, what to do about it? Especially if you're ...

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Vermont Senate Approved Resolution for Relieving Drinking Age Penalty

The Vermont Senate has passed a resolution asking the federal government to drop its threat of penalties for states that want to lower their drinking age. The resolution states that the minimum drinking age should be left to state discretion and cites several reasons why ...

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NYRA Fights Bill to Raise Driving Age Nationally

In the midst of an active fight in New Jersey over Kyleigh's Law, the US Senate is looking into imposing national driver's license standards through the STAND UP ACT. This law, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Gillibrand, Dodd, and Klobuchar would effectively raise the ...

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Kyleigh’s Law puts the Bullseye on Youth

Kyleigh’s Law, which went into effect on May 1, 2010, adds additional requirements to New Jersey’s Graduated Driver’s License program. The most controversial of these new requirements is that any driver who is under the age of 21 and holds a driver’s permit or probationary ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – May 2010

The fourth run of #16tovote on the 16th has been a success! Went about the same as last month's, with about the same number of participants, and as usual they churned out some more great reasons, points, links, and other good stuff in support of ...

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Pure Clean Mouth… or else…

There's one thing we're frequently told and ordered throughout our lives: kids and "swear words" should not mix ever. Kids should neither hear them nor say them. If a form of entertainment uses any of these "swear words", depending on the specific words, kids should ...

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Could it be? Is the Westboro Baptist Church attacking NYRA now?

I have no idea if this is legit, but today I noticed some stuff on Twitter that seems to be from a supporter of Fred Phelps and the hateful Westboro Baptist "Church". Is it official? I have no idea, but this is what was said: ...

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What the UK Election Could Mean for Electoral Reform, Youth, and America

I have been following the UK election pretty closely for an American and I am fascinated. The seeming collapse of Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Labour Party, the resurgence of the Conservatives, and the meteoric rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats after ...

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Jeffrey Nadel on “Kyleigh’s Law”

A few days ago, you saw Alex's great piece on Kyleigh's Law. A day earlier, NYRA President Jeffrey Nadel made this video detailing our opposition to this horrible legislation. Enjoy! Check out the rest of our videos on NYRA's YouTube page!

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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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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun, And Drags When You’re Young

When I talk to people about lowering the voting age to 16 or lowering the drinking age to 18 they often say “Why the rush? Two...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Generation X

I recently found a secondhand book called, The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Generation X, by Bruce Tulgan. The publication date was 1997 — not surprising, as...

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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Star Wars Might Not Hate Young People, But Viewers Do

*A few spoilers below, but not too bad In The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams brings a volatile new villain to the screen: Kylo Ren, the latest...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Uh, About that Teenaged Brain …

In the 1970’s, feminist Gloria Steinem wrote a famous essay considering ways the world might be different if men menstruated and women did not. Among other...

BY Bill Bystricky
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Youth Rights 101, Part 8: Not-So-Great Expectations

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. Every...

BY Katrina Moncure
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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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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 Manager’s Pocket Guide to Generation X

I recently found a secondhand book called, The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Generation X, by Bruce Tulgan. The publication date was 1997 — not surprising, as...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun, And Drags When You’re Young

When I talk to people about lowering the voting age to 16 or lowering the drinking age to 18 they often say “Why the rush? Two...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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