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Annual Meeting a Great Success

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Annual Meeting a Great Success

On the weekend of August 7th and 8th, NYRA members convened in the nation’s capital of Washington D.C. to attend the 2010 Annual Meeting, which was characterized by numerous presentations from movement activists both in and outside of NYRA, as well as strategic planning among ...

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Schwarzenegger v. Gamers

Recently, a law was passed in California that banned the sale of all “violent” video games to individuals younger than 18. Now, the case of whether or not this law is constitutional is going before the United States Supreme Court. This is an important case, ...

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NYRA Announces First Ever NYRA Award Recipients

NYRA is pleased to announce the winners of our first annual NYRA Awards. This year we gave three separate awards: The Youth Rights Progress Award, The NYRA Achievement Award, and the Ageist of the Year Award. To learn about all the nominees go here. The ...

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A New Year and a New Look for NYRA’s Annual Report

This year has been a been one of much progress and growth for NYRA. Our greatest on record. NYRA’s Annual Report was released recently and NYRA members around the country are getting an update on last year's unprecedented progress. The Report covers all of last ...

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NYRA Freedom, Volume 10, Issue 8

== NYRA Freedom == ISSN 1933-5229 Volume 10, Issue 8 August 20, 2010 Editors: Julian Guttierez, Jackie Ferro, Emily Sanders Publisher: David Moss == Contents == - Schwarzenegger v. Gamers - Annual Meeting a Great Success - A New Year and a New Look for ...

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Adult Supporters and Privilege

NYRA President Jeffrey Nadel often says "The worst thing you can do is forget what it is like to be young." Very true. After all, how can you effectively defend youth rights, or do much of anything involving youth for that matter, without any kind ...

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Final Reflections

Interning at the National Youth Rights Association this past summer was a memorable experience. Among the many NYRA memories, my favorite was representing NYRA with Alex Koroknay-Palicz at the Vans Warped tour. In addition to the excitement of being around so many talented bands, Alex ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – August 2010

And now we've completed the 7th run of #16tovote on the 16th! Our monthly 24-hour Twitter campaign to raise awareness of lowering the voting age! This one was a little low-key, where despite having a decent total tweets and retweets of about 208, number of ...

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Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling

What an awesome speech, Erica is a rock star. The following speech was delivered by top of the class student Erica Goldson during the graduation ceremony at Coxsackie-Athens High School on June 25, 2010 Here I stand There is a story of a young, but ...

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#16tovote on the 16th

#16tovote on the 16th is a monthly 24-hour event on Twitter to raise awareness of lowering the voting age. It begins at midnight Eastern time on the 16th of the month and continues until the following midnight. During this time, participants tweet facts, reasons, anecdotes, ...

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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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#GivingTuesday coming up – triple your donation!

There's a very exciting opportunity coming up for us next week. On Tuesday, November 28th after 8 AM, the Gates Foundation is teaming up with Facebook...

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Support the New YouthRights.org!

NYRA's current website was redesigned in 2011 and while it looked great for the time, it is now dated in both style and function. The current...

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NYRA Twin Cities: From Start to Success

Hello, my name is Amy O’Connell, I am the chapter leader of NYRA Twin Cities. I started NYRA Twin Cities when I was in middle school....

BY Amy O'Connell
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NYRA-Broward County: Calling for New Members!

NYRA-Broward County has been active for several years now, mostly thanks to their President Elijah. Elijah has been interested in youth rights from a very young...

BY Jamie Delaney
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NYRA-Twin Cities: Going Strong!

NYRA-Twin Cities has been in operation for several years now. Amy O'Connell, President, has been leading the group for almost half a decade. Amy’s passion for...

BY Jamie Delaney
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Cole Harper – Summer Fellow Reflection

I became interested in the National Youth Rights Association through a passion in education reform. America’s education system is falling behind. A shocking amount of schooling...

BY Cole Harper
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Texas Vote16: Open for Business!

NYRA’s newest chapter operates out of North Richland Hills, a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas. The chapter was started by a group of 16 year olds,...

BY Jamie Delaney
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Jamie Delaney – Summer Fellow Reflection

It is a great honor to serve as a NYRA fellow and I am excited to help out as much as I can. Orientation was an...

BY Jamie Delaney
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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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#GivingTuesday coming up – triple your donation!

There's a very exciting opportunity coming up for us next week. On Tuesday, November 28th after 8 AM, the Gates Foundation is teaming up with Facebook...

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Support the New YouthRights.org!

NYRA's current website was redesigned in 2011 and while it looked great for the time, it is now dated in both style and function. The current...

BY NYRA
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