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NYRA President Goes on CNN to Defend Youth Privacy!!

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NYRA President Goes on CNN to Defend Youth Privacy!!

Tonight, NYRA President Jeffrey Nadel, appeared on national television to debate NY State Sen. Eric Adams about his new video calling on parents to routinely search through the rooms of their kids for guns and drugs. Nadel did a fantastic job, and in response to ...

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NYRA Takes On State Senator’s Calls for Invading Privacy of Youth

Today, New York State Senator and former police officer (better known for his crusade against sagging pants), Eric Adams, published a video on YouTube instructing parents on how to search the rooms and backpacks of their kids for drugs and weapons. His calls for parents ...

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When Youth Leaders Sell Out

Yesterday I was at a meeting of folks from across my local community who work with youth, including school personnel, nonprofit staff, government agency workers, and others. One topic discussed was what youth in the community should be invited to an event focused on listening ...

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NYRA-LA Weighs In On Daytime Curfew

Recently, councilmembers in San Juan Capistrano, California considered proposals to enhance their existing curfew laws. Amongst the new ideas considered were a daytime curfew during school hours and increased fines for the parents of young people who dare to go outside. Realizing that council members ...

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NYRA Freedom is Looking for Talented Youth Rights Journalists

For a decade, the NYRA Freedom has been hitting email inboxes around the country. We've covered every youth rights issue imaginable and now we'd like your help to cover even more and to reach more folks. Are you a a NYRA member with a gift ...

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Intern for Youth Rights this Spring!

NYRA is looking for some spring interns! Are you in the DC area and want to have an internship that matters? Want to work in support of issues you care about? Work for NYRA! We are looking for interns to help us advance the cause ...

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NYRA’s 2011 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars now; NYRA's 2011 annual meeting will take place in the nation's capital, Washington D.C., on August 6th and 7th of 2011. The annual meeting, held every year since 1998, is host to a congregation of dedicated NYRA members and activists from around ...

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Second Annual National Youth Rights Day

Last year, NYRA was honored to take part in the first ever celebration of National Youth Rights Day. As we begin the New Year, April 14th grows closer bringing with it the second annual National Youth Rights Day! To help spread awareness about youth rights, ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – January 2011

We've completed the first #16tovote on the 16th of 2011! It was the second time the event landed on a Sunday, the third time on a weekend. Like always, youth rights supporters descended upon Twitter and tweeted a lot about why the voting age must ...

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NYRA Freedom, Volume 11, Issue 1

== NYRA Freedom == ISSN 1933-5229 Volume 11, Issue 1 January 13, 2011 Editors: Julian Gutierrez, Jackie Ferro, Emily Sanders, Lauran Potter Publisher: David Moss == Contents == - Introduction - National Youth Rights Day - NYRA's 2011 Annual Meeting - The Program Documentary - ...

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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...

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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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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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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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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Activists in Massachusetts Make Progress in Lowering the Voting Age

In Massachusetts, two best friends made headway in the push to lower the voting age. Aaron Nelson and Max Carr passed articles in their hometowns of...

BY NYRA
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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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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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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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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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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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