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Real Progress on Lowering the Voting Age in Washington State led by NYRA-Seattle

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Real Progress on Lowering the Voting Age in Washington State led by NYRA-Seattle

A bill to lower the voting age has recently been introduced in Washington State by Sen. Scott White, thanks to our newest chapter NYRA-Seattle. Senate Bill 5621 has created the possibility of a lower voting age in Washington, allowing 14 year olds to vote for ...

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Heading Back to Court for Two New Amicus Briefs

Two years ago NYRA joined its first amicus brief, in the case of Safford v. Redding, in which a middle school student was strip searched because school officials suspected she had Ibuprofen. We were proud to help Savana Redding win her case at the US ...

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Chapters Meeting a Huge Success

On January 27th, NYRA had its first chapters meeting of the year. 10 chapters were present, including NYRA-Bergen County, NYRA-New York University, NYRA-Southeast Florida, NYRA-Los Angeles, NYRA-Stockton, NYRA-Potsdam, NYRA-Nanuet, NYRA-Austin, NYRA-DC, and NYRA-Berkeley. NYRA-Bergen County has managed to get the student government reinstated at Midland ...

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NYRA Freedom, Volume 11, Issue 2

ISSN 1933-5229 Volume 11, Issue 2 February 17, 2011 Editors: Jackie Ferro, Katrina Moncure, Sidnei Banks, Alex Koroknay-Palicz Publisher: David Moss Contents - Introduction - NYRA President is Becoming a Regular on the National Stage - Real Progress on Lowering the Voting Age in Washington ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – February 2011

We've completed the 13th run of #16tovote on the 16th, and we've now been doing it a full year! As I said yesterday, again, thanks so much to all of you for helping to make this event great! Along with the usual tweeting about lowering ...

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NYRA Goes Back on CNN Tonight to Defend Privacy on Facebook

Mahwah, NJ Police Chief James Batelli is telling parents they need to steal their kid's Facebook password. As he did the last time some terribly misinformed local politician got hysterical about invading youth privacy, NYRA President Jeffrey Nadel will be going on CNN's Headline News ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – Happy Anniversary!

The very first run of #16tovote on the 16th was a year ago today! On that day, this event began as a sort of experiment to promote the cause to lower the voting age on Twitter. For a first run, it already showed promise, with ...

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Play Bulletstorm & Don’t Let Anyone Stop You

A few days ago, I spoke to Fox News about the upcoming video game Bulletstorm and its connection to young people. Dubbed by this recent story to be "the worst video game in the world?", two psychologists (who somehow survived handling Bulletstorm themselves) countered my ...

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Pulling Up Your Pants Is Easy, Parenting Is Hard

Parenting is very difficult and parents should be wary about anyone offering easy solutions to complex parenting problems. New York State Senator Eric Adams, frustrated with the fact that there are gun deaths and drug use amongst teens, is offering a simple solution to parents ...

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NYRA President Defends Youth Privacy on CNN’s HLN Prime News

Last night NYRA's President, Jeffrey Nadel, took on New York State Senator and former police officer (better known for his crusade against sagging pants), Eric Adams, to defend the privacy and dignity of young people against his attacks. Sen. Adams published a video on YouTube ...

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Alex Jonlin – 20th Anniversary Reflection

As a ten-year-old kid in Seattle, I was already interested in politics. My friends and I marched around the playground protesting the Iraq War, and I...

BY Alex Jonlin
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Jackie Ferro – 20th Anniversary Reflection

I first got involved with NYRA in 2009, when I was in 8th grade. I had formed a small coalition with some fellow middle schoolers called...

BY Jackie Ferro
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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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Stefan Muller – 20th Anniversary Reflection

I joined NYRA in 2003 after reading about it in a news article about the voting age. This wasn’t my first introduction to youth rights—I’ve believed...

BY Stefan Muller
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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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Jackie Ferro – 20th Anniversary Reflection

I first got involved with NYRA in 2009, when I was in 8th grade. I had formed a small coalition with some fellow middle schoolers called...

BY Jackie Ferro
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Portland Student Rights Union joins NYRA to address Student Rights

Members of Portland Student Rights Union - A NYRA Chapter We originally started the Portland Student Rights Union (SRU) in October 2017 to protest the administration...

BY Portland Student Rights Union
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Youth Rights Election Results

While the shocking upset for president is at the forefront of media coverage right now, there were several youth rights issues on the ballot yesterday that...

BY NYRA
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Alex Jonlin – 20th Anniversary Reflection

As a ten-year-old kid in Seattle, I was already interested in politics. My friends and I marched around the playground protesting the Iraq War, and I...

BY Alex Jonlin
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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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Big Day for Voting Age in Maryland

Today is a vote-a-rama for the movement to lower the voting age with two Maryland towns taking up the issue at their meetings tonight.  In Greenbelt,...

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The West Wing Addresses Lowering Voting Age

NBC's highly popular and Emmy winning weekly political drama, The West Wing covered in depth the issue of lowering the voting age in tonight's episode. A...

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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An interview with the voting age activists of Greenbelt, MD

Jeremy Tuthill and Julia Sharapi of Greenbelt's Youth Advisory Committee campaign to lower the voting age. In last week’s elections, the voters of Greenbelt, MD voted...

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