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On behalf of 1,020 redditors, don’t hunt down runaway teens.

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On behalf of 1,020 redditors, don’t hunt down runaway teens.

The subscribers of r/troubledteens (727 redditors) and r/youthrights (293 redditors) could scarcely be more horrified at a post (we may have a runaway teen in our midst) making it to the front page.  Without any research as to why, an older redditor is looking to ...

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After 12 years, Alex Koroknay-Palicz is stepping down

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that after 12 years of dedicated service to the National Youth Rights Association, Alex Koroknay-Palicz, our executive director, is stepping down. During his time here Alex has grown the organization from a small mailing list ...

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Ageism Against Youth and Seniors: Parallels Between Age-Based Oppressions

Perhaps due to our animosity towards older adults who have oppressed us and perhaps due to our desire to forge our movement's identity in a context in which senior citizens already have a powerful movement to protect their rights, youth rights activists have often refrained ...

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NYRA Freedom, Volume 11, Issue 7

NYRA Freedom Volume 11, Issue 7 August 19, 2011 Contents - NYRA Annual Meeting a Huge Success - Check the BRAND New YouthRights.org - NYRA Elects 2011-2012 Board of Directors - First Annual NYRA Bowling Tournament - Remove Age Discrimination from the Illinois Admissions Process ...

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National Youth Rights Association Announces Winners of 2011 Annual Awards

WASHINGTON – The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) announced the recipients of its second annual awards, which were formally presented on July 30 at the 2011 NYRA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Youth rights is the concept that young people are entitled to the rights ...

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Reimagining Youth Rights from a Rural Perspective – Kathleen Nicole O’Neal

When we discuss youth rights we tend to do it from the default perspective of someone in an urban or suburban community. For those who spent their youth in such communities, this bias is understandable if nonetheless problematic. However, even for those of us raised ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – August 2011

#16tovote on the 16th is now a year and a half old! We've completed the 19th run, just like the others tweeting and retweeting about lowering the voting age using the hashtag #16tovote. The main themes to this one have been "check out our awesome ...

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Success Stories

NYRA Berkeley (2004 - 2007) NYRA Vermont (2004 – 2007) NYRA Bergen County (2007 – 2011) NYRA Southeast Florida (2008 – 2011) NYRA Zionsville Student Rights Union (2008 – 2010)   NYRA Berkeley (2004 - 2007)   NYRA’s Berkeley Chapter carried out our most successful ...

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NYRA Update: New Website RELEASED

Welcome to the new National Youth Rights Association website! After more than a year of planning, designing, coding, porting, and a lot of other things we just want to forget, NYRA and WireShout are pleased to present the new NYRA website! The current site has ...

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NYRA Freedom, Volume 11, Issue 5

NYRA Freedom Volume 11, Issue 5 June 16, 2011 Contents - NYRA Forms Coalition Requesting Apology from Rockefeller and Gingrich - Election Two Weeks Away, Annual Meeting Next Month - Effort Renewed to Put Youth on NYC Community Boards - Koroknay-Palicz Defends Youth Privacy at ...

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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...

BY NYRA
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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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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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