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NYRA Presents the Youth Rights Progress award to Congressman George Miller

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NYRA Presents the Youth Rights Progress award to Congressman George Miller

NYRA headed to Capitol Hill on October 13th and awarded Representative George Miller (D-CA) the Youth Rights Progress Award for his passage of H.R. 911 and his continued effort defending youth rights. H.R. 911 or the “Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act ...

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Rally at the Supreme Court for Free Speech, Video Games and Democracy

We are holding a rally on the steps of the United States Supreme Court on November 2nd in support of free speech, opposition to video game censorship and support for lowering the voting age. On this day, the Supreme Court will be hearing the arguments ...

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What’s Your Ah-Ha Moment?

NYRA staff receive e-mails all the time from people discovering the movement for the first time. Everyone seems to have very similar reactions, "Wow! I've supported youth rights for years, but thought I was the only one!" or "Something always seemed a bit off about ...

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Thanks to NYRA, DC’s Mosquito is Silenced

A month and a half ago, NYRA-DC became aware of a Mosquito being installed at the Gallery Place Metro Stop. The Mosquito's manufacturer advertises it as a device that "disburses unwanted youth." The device has been common in Europe and is now being installed across ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – October 2010

And now we've completed #16tovote on the 16th - Saturday Edition! A slight increase in participation this time, and the faithful usual participants showed up once again, along with some new or less-usual participants, to help spread the word about lowering the voting age through ...

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Rally at the Supreme Court to defend free speech, video games and democracy!

On November 2nd, the US Supreme Court will be hearing the oral arguments in the Schwarzenegger v. EMA case. On trial is the ability of the state to subject video games to censorship and legal age restrictions. In order to promote the free speech rights ...

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Marvin Stops Crime

I became a pretty unpopular guy last week with a lot of Washingtonians when we defeated the Mosquito. Some folks are hoping that I get mugged by a hooligan. Others want to sue me. Someone posted my home and work address on the Internet. One ...

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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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Bill introduced in U.S. House to lower the voting age to sixteen

Last week, U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced a resolution proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would lower the voting age to sixteen throughout...

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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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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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National Association Calls on DC Council To Make History, Lower Voting Age

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 10, 2018: The National Youth Rights Association applauds Councilmember Charles Allen for introducing the Youth Vote Amendment Act of 2018 today, and calls...

BY NYRA
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Interview with CA Assemblymember Evan Low

Evan Low is a California Assemblymember representing the 28th District and is no stranger to ageism. When he hit the streets to run for Campbell City...

BY Neil Bhateja
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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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Support Prop F! Help Lower the Voting Age in San Francisco!

We have a historic opportunity to lower the voting age in San Francisco, and we NEED YOUR HELP! No matter your age, no matter where you...

BY NYRA
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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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Drinking Age on the Ballot in Massachusetts

I am a long time NYRA member and thanks to my petitioning efforts, next month in Amherst Massachusetts voters will be able to vote on whether...

BY Matthew Malone
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Bill introduced in U.S. House to lower the voting age to sixteen

Last week, U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced a resolution proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would lower the voting age to sixteen throughout...

BY NYRA
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YR in action – opposing a curfew

A few weeks ago, I posted a thread on the NYRA forums about a curfew in a village near me for the nights of October 30...

BY Stefan Muller
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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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NYRA Vice President Wins Battle Against Long Island Curfew

NYRA's Vice-President, Stefan Muller has been leading a campaign against a Long Island, New York village's curfew ordinance. With the help of other concerned students and...

BY NYRA
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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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