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Progress For Lowering the Voting Age In Massachusetts

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Progress For Lowering the Voting Age In Massachusetts

Two youth-led NYRA-allied organizations have made great strides towards making a lower voting age a reality. In 2002, Cambridge, Massachusetts passed a home rule petition to lower the voting age through the Cambridge City Council and that legislation has been waiting legislative action at the ...

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Register Now for 2011 Annual Meeting

We are proud to announce our special guest and keynote speaker for the 2011 NYRA Annual Meeting: Dr. Robert Epstein. Dr. Epstein is a prominent author and psychologist and die hard supporter of youth rights. He co-founded National Youth Rights Day and has written the ...

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Letter to Senator Rockefeller and Mr. Gingrich

Dear Senator Rockefeller and Mr. Gingrich, As representatives of organizations representing the interests of young people we respectfully request that you apologize for your recent negative statements regarding young Americans. Senator Rockefeller: "It's my general feeling that people who are 20, 21, 22 years old ...

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NYRA Joins Open Letter to President Obama About Press Freedoms

On May 1-3 leaders from around the world gathered in Washington, DC to mark World Press Freedom Day, a United Nations organized event promoting freedom of the press. This is the first year the event has been held in the United States. As host, this ...

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Chapter Spotlight: NYRA-NYU

NYRA-NYU experienced a great increase in activity over the past few months and has held three successful events as well as being approved as a full NYU club for the 2011-2012 academic year. For National Youth Rights Day, the chapter held an event on campus ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – May 2011

Here we are! We've have completed the 16th run of #16tovote on the 16th! A few regular participants were absent, and there were a couple of dissenters (one nice, one obnoxious), but other than that, went about as well as usual, touching on a lot ...

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Become a NYRA Member!

If the United States is to be the country our forefathers intended it is essential that our nation’s young people be given equal opportunity, respect and rights under law. Without that, many of them will be unable to reach their untold potential. Unfortunately, decision makers ...

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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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